An art exhibition by Aagami Mohiraaj, a young artist, was inaugurated in Barrington, Rhode Island, USA recently. Aagami's artworks are on display at the Jennifer English Gallery in Barrington Public Library. The ten year old artist is the only son of Mohitosh Talukder Taposh and late Nita Mahalanobish of Bangladesh.
“I am putting my music on pause since Aagami needs me at the moment. He is willing to interact with me and let me be a part of his life and dreams,” says Taposh.
Aagami is just making his mark in the realm of art and painting. Taposh, an accomplished musician impresario is a former student of Chhayanaut. Since 2003, he has been prominent in the music scene of Boston and Cambridge as an artist, organiser, and presenter of Bangladeshi music and culture. His productions include Thousand Years of Bangla Music in 2003 and Music in Bangladesh's Movies in 2008. Both were staged at MIT's Kresge Auditorium.
Aagami's art exhibition is now extended till February. He uses acrylic, watercolour, and mixed media on canvas, and shows an understanding of colour theory, specifically in the context of how colours are used to create moods suitable to the subjects.
Aagami's collection of art was selected for the grand opening of the Jennifer English Gallery, dedicated to Jennifer, a Princeton University graduate and Barrington resident, who passed away in 2018. The gallery opened with Aagami's work, which was a great honour for the young artist. Aagami lost his mother when he was only five. He picked up colours at an early age, inspired by his father and his grandmother, Anjali Talukder.