Artist Shahanoor Mamun's second solo painting exhibition “Jol Chhobi” is currently on at La Galerie, Alliance Française de Dhaka. Inauguration ceremony of the exhibition took place on Friday evening amid the presence of artist Samarjit Roy Chowdhury, sculptor Hamiduzzaman Khan, watercolorist Alakesh Ghosh and writer Anisul Hoque.
Samarjit Roy Chowdhury said that the source of watercolour painting is the combination of light and shadow.
Hamiduzzaman Khan described artist Shahanoor Mamun as one of the promising artists of his generation. Watercolourist Alakesh Ghosh advised Shahanoor Mamun to concentrate more on outdoor work.
Shahanoor Mamun said his love for watercolour is endless. He is very much inspired by Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin. He dedicated this exhibition to the master painter.
Shahanoor Mamun has so far participated in 31 group exhibitions and received several awards. His paintings highlight nature and different seasons of Bangladesh. His favorite river Brahmaputra has been the focus on his canvas. His works also depict everyday struggles of hard working people living in the narrow streets of Old Dhaka.
The artist's fascination for monsoon and rain-soaked city streets are visible on his canvas. The depiction of running boats on Brahmaputra, people walking on the riverbank and
city life in monsoon deserve admiration.