Under the title “Gravity-Free World”, Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts has organised a solo art exhibition featuring the works of Rome-based Bangladeshi expatriate artist A Rahman. The gallery has arranged the two-week long show to display the artist's works of the last ten years.
Eminent artist Monirul Islam inaugurated the show recently as chief guest while art critic Moinuddin Khaled was present as special guest at the inauguration. Mustafa Zaman is the curator of the show.
Rahman's works plunge deep into varied elements of nature. His paintings can be categorised according to the use of varied alien forms as well as sketchy compositions. His modes of expressions are abstract and semi-abstract.
The exhibition features over 50 paintings and sketches in different mediums including mixed media, digital print (intaglio) and pencil sketches that represent the strength of natural world and the reality of human existence. As an experimental artist, Rahman does not confine himself to any particular medium and tries his hand in working with an array of mediums in his artistic endeavour. The painter has dealt with the existence of birds, animals, elements of nature and human forms in his artworks. His artworks' process is usually lengthy and involves a gradual refinement of everything that creates sometimes a splendid atmosphere. The closeness of tones in his works are -- green, blue, crimson, ash, black and others.
Rahman was born in Feni in 1970. He obtained his MFA from the Institute of Fine Arts (now the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka) in 1996. He also did a course in printmaking at Rome Academy in Italy. He obtained diploma in fashion design from Burgo Fashion Institute in Rome.
The artist has 10 solo exhibitions to his credit at home and abroad. He also participated in a number of group exhibitions in Japan, Italy and France.
The exhibition will continue till January 31.