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Reflecting euphoria

Galleri Kaya showcases 7 renowned artists

An exclusive group art exhibition by 7 eminent artists -- Alokesh Ghosh, Shahabuddin Ahmed, Chandra Shekhar Dey, Mohammad Eunus, Jamal Ahmed, Ranjit Das and Ahmed Shamsuddoha, is underway at Galleri Kaya, Uttara.

Organised by Galleri Kaya, the exhibition, titled 7, was opened on January 24. A selection of 51 artworks on diverse media, including oil, acrylic, watercolour, lithograph, ink, charcoal, pastel and mixed media are on display at the exhibition.

Alokesh Ghosh, who has developed a distinctive art language of his own, depicting pastoral life, colourful horizon and riverine landscape Bangladesh, has this time reinvented himself with a variety of other works. The artist uses two-dimensional watercolour wash technique in his work. The use of mature colours coupled with empty space properly kept on his canvas has created a volume in his arts.

Bold brush strokes, vibrant colours and a dynamic figurative expression are the hallmarks of Shahabuddin Ahmed’s works. Bangabandhu, peace and the indomitable spirit of the Liberation War frequently appear as prominent connotations on his canvas. Some animated untiled figures on lithograph together with a mixed-media work, emphasising the form of a fierce cheetah, are the highlights of his display.

Chandra Shekhar Dey’s detailed work contains elements of both skill and grace. His Ancient Queen (acrylic on canvas) is a testament to the vivacious depiction of a queen. The antique palace, adorned with oriental architectural designs, geometric forms and shapes, exquisite compositional beauty and colour balance truly evoke the elegance of oriental queen. The queen’s blissful leisure, coupled with the portrayal of a mythical stallion, carries another connotation of romance in the painting.  

The essence of the rhythm of poetry, the melodic bliss of classical music and the visual beauty of abstract paintings are the distinctive artistic phraseologies that Mohammad Eunus developed over the years.  The artist takes colours, sounds, senses and lines from nature, but never takes shapes from nature. Rather, he creates shapes to depict the non-representational forms in his arts. The artist tries to express the inner feelings, elements and incidents of nature through his paintings. Mohammad Eunus has represented paintings of both rectangular and circular shapes for the exhibition.  

Jamal Ahmed’s masterful drawings -- the realistic depiction of life, fishermen with nets, expansive landscapes, the riverscape of the Buriganga, dusks on the beach and feminine beauty, among others, have attributed a special quality in his paintings. As an exponent of Bangladeshi realistic art movement, he has contributed a lot through his artistic endeavour, and this group show is no exception of his idiosyncratic traits.

 Ranjit Das, a reticent yet romantic painter, has showcased both the reflective and remorseful female figures along with vast landscapes of minimal colour treatment.

The untainted beauty of the Sundarbans, with the unparalleled composition of sea-shores and hills, are the selective themes that the amiable yet assertive artist Ahmed Shamsuddoha has portrayed for the ongoing exhibition. 

Entering the gallery, one is bound to be amazed with the subtle and soothing tones of colours, bold brushworks and a soul-searching journey in the realm of contemporary paintings. The paintings not only capture moments and tell stories, but also capture the intricate feelings of bliss and despairs.

The exhibition will remain open every day from 11:30 am to 7:30 pm till February 7. 

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