Laila Sharmeen to showcase works at Artexpo
Artist Laila Sharmeen will showcase her recent works in watercolour and print at the three-day Artexpo New York '14, beginning on April 4. Set to be held at the 55th Street and the West Side Highway in New York, Artexpo features more than 400 innovative exhibiting artists, galleries and publishers from across the globe, showcasing exciting original artwork, prints, paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, ceramics, lithographs, glass works and more.
For more than thirty-five years, Artexpo brings the biggest publishers, galleries and collectors face-to-face with hundreds of established and emerging artists. This year, Artexpo includes three shows under one roof: Artexpo New York, the world's largest fine art trade show; [SOLO], highlighting new and emerging artists; and DECOR Expo Showcase, a trade-only show featuring the latest art and framing industry trends.
Laila Sharmeen is represented at Artexpo by Argentine art dealer and editor of the Argentina Art Yearbook, María Elena Beneito. Her works demonstrate an artist whose sole concern is about devising playful cultural codes that are intrinsically related to the stories emanated from essential Bengali hearts and psyche. She is keenly conscious of many of social changes of modern times that are not healthy or natural. They do not have the essentials for sustenance of humanity. She feels that the corrupt politicians and the religious bigots have contaminated our view of the world. At the same time, the artificiality of modern life is equally to be blamed. Deeply perturbed by the materialistic greed and alienation of modern man, she has tried to capture the hollowness of modern civilization, the clash of civilization, apartheid, religious bigotry rendering our planet unlivable. But at the core of her heart she is romantic dreaming about a utopian world amidst obscurantisms, hypocrisy and deceit.