Gloria Japan Bangladesh Friendship Association with International Artist's Satooyano-Kai, Japan have jointly organised two group art exhibitions in Japan featuring the works of 10 Bangladeshi contemporary artists and five Japanese modern artists. The first phase of the exhibition was held at the Symphony Hill Center, Khajuska in Tokyo. The exhibition was inaugurated on March 25 and continued till March 30. The second phase of the exhibition was inaugurated on March 30 at Gaksui Center, Ibaraki in Japan, and will continue till April 7. Bangladesh Ambassador to Japan Masud Bin Momen inaugurated the exhibition as chief guest.
The Bangladeshi participants are Abdur Shakoor Shah, Mohammad Muniruzzaman, Afrozaa Jamil Konka, Mahbooba Karin Mini, Faruk Ahamad Mollah, F.R Bhutan, Abul Khair, Mohammad Solayman, Joy Deb and Mohammad Kamruzzaman. The exhibition demonstrates a varied genre of art in both countries. The Bangladeshi painters have focused on traditional folk art, natural beauty in different locations, moving and remarkable sights. Some artists have painted marginalised people, capturing the diverse moments of their social and cultural life as well as commoners' sufferings, pains and ecstasies.
Among the Japanese participating painters, Tadaichi Skamoto is a prominent figure in the exposition. He is the senior most painter among the participants. The painter has been hugely inspired by the works of the Impressionists and Post-impressionists and he adopts their vibrant palette and the impasto application of paint. His paintings depict the natural beauty of his motherland. His works also highlight different mountains, hillocks, rivers, flora and fauna as well as many aspects of environmental landscape. At the group exhibition, most of the Japanese painters highlight urban and countryside landscapes, scenic beauties and religious rituals. Some artists' works plunge deep into pure forms and compositions.
Among other Japanese participants are Satuko Fujimura, Kaho Takano, Chuzaburo Araki, Yoko Kawasaki, Noriko Obata, Hiromi Mori, Keizo Hayashi, Kazuaki Yoneya and Fukazawa Koro.