“Jolkely”at Zainul Gallery
A seven-day group watercolor exhibition titled “Jolkely” is currently underway for the second time this year, at Zainul Gallery. Organised by the Faculty of Fine Arts of University of Dhaka, the event commenced from October 23 and will conclude on October 29.
The exhibition was inaugurated by DU Vice Chancellor Dr. Md. Akhtaruzzaman. Special guests attending the programme included eminent artist Rafiqun Nabi, Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts Professor Nisar Hossain; Chairperson of Department of Drawing and Painting Professor Shishir Bhattacharjee and Professor Jamal Ahmed.
A total of 35 paintings from five artists are on display at the exhibition. Through their works, artists Suman Sarkar, Shaik Faizur Rahman, Soikat Hossain, Ajoy Sannyal and Shipra Biswas capture the scenic beauty of Bangladesh through realistic depictions. The seven-day event is open to viewers from 11am-8pm.
“We wanted to draw viewer's attentions to the core strength of our lives; the rural landscapes of Bangladesh give us the food we eat, as well as our roots. The villages are also an escape from the daily hustle and bustle in our gentrified lives, and when you lay your gaze upon their rural scenic beauty, you can feel all the tensions in your soul momentarily fade away. We wanted to create this effect on our viewers, and highlight watercolour painting as a master media,” stated Sumon Sarkar, a senior participating artist of the group.