Noted painter Nasima Khanam Queenie has organised a group art exhibition, featuring the works of 22 promising painters of the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka. Under the title “Symphony of Colours”, the exhibition was inaugurated on February 28, at Dhaka Art Centre, Dhanmondi. Syed Abul Barq alvi, Dean, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka was present as chief guest and inaugurated the exhibition. Dr. M Anwar Hossain, former vice-chancellor of Jahangirnagar University and eminent architect and art critic Professor Shamsul Wares were present as special guests. Artist Ranjit Das and the curator of the exhibition Nasima Khanam also spoke at the inauguration.
At the exposition, the showcasing works were produced from a workshop, which was held in August in 2013, under the guidance of famed painter Ranjit Das. The workshop involved various styles and techniques including realism, semi-realism and figurative. A number of painters emphasised on pure forms and compositions. The theme of the exhibition is varied -- cityscape, scenic landscape, metropolitan cities and its varied facets, meditation, human's inner world and psychological journey.
The curator said, “Artists learned new techniques and several methods from the workshop. Our aim is to popularise the workshop in our art scenario. Consequently, we can give many refreshing themes. It is very significant that workshop provides an atmosphere for rethinking and re-examination of artists' creations. Such workshops will certainly help our upcoming painters. This kind of workshop also helps artists to communicate with each other in an intimate atmosphere. We intend to continue holding these events.”
Participating artists are Mintu Dey, Didarul Alam, Farhana Tabassum, Anisur Rahman, Azmol Hosen, Rezwanul Haque, Kuntal Barai, Monjur Hossain, Partha Protim, Sunil Kumar, Sabira Sohali and others.
The exhibition ends on March 6.