Noted Bangladeshi artist Laila Sharmeen will put up her recent works in mixed media on paper at the 9-day 3rd World Art Games to be held in different cities of Montenegro, beginning May 4. The exhibition of games will open at the oldest art institutions of the country Gallery of Association of Visual Artists of Montenegro. The show will then travel to other major cities of Montenegro including Sutomore and Kotor, says a press release.
Laila Sharmeen has 11 solos and over 60 international shows to her credit. Currently director of Hyacinth Garden Gallery, Sharmeen's works are in the permanent collection of Ataturk Museum in Izmir, National Museum of Bangladesh, Central Bank of Bangladesh, Grameen Phone, Eastern Bank Ltd. and in many private collections at home and abroad. Her works show both a modernist preoccupation with time, flux, the loss of a centre and disappearance of faith and a concern for beauty and truth, imagination and solitude. She is also deeply influenced by the ancient philosophical text Brihadaranyaka Upanishad containing Hindu and Buddhist concepts, particularly the ones regarding three duties that each individual must perform: Datta, Dayadvam, Damyata meaning give, compassion and control.
Her canvas is full of fishes, Kash flowers, fireflies, hyacinth flowers, boats and rivers of Bangladesh, paddy fields swaying in the gentle breeze, butterflies, the vast expanse of the sky and birds.