A creative family
Dhaka Art Centre will hold an exhibition to feature the creative works of artist couple Khalid Mahmud Mithu, Kanak Chanpa Chakma and their son and daughter, Arjo Shrestho and Shiropa Purna. The exhibition will include paintings, installation, photography and films, and will begin on November 27.
All members of the family are involved in artistic endeavours and have won several awards for their contribution to Bangladeshi art. Films by Mithu, Arjo and Shiropa have been screened and lauded at home and abroad.
Mithu is a recognised filmmaker and painter. He has made many documentaries, TV plays and tele-films. His films usually address contemporary socio-economic and political issues. Some of his works highlight the Liberation War, Language Movement, secularism, social injustice as well as romance. At the exhibition, a number of his films will be screened and several paintings will be displayed. As a pure abstract painter, his works feature pure forms and compositions. His colours are subdued and construct varied alien and familiar forms.
Kanak Chanpa's paintings usually focus on indigenous people living in the hills and their daily lives. The semi-realistic and the abstract mingle in her works. The figures in her paintings are lively and easily communicate with the viewers for their expressive traits. An installation is also part of the exhibition.
Arjo Shrestho and Shiropa Purna's still images at the exhibition will highlight street people, vendors, the Bede (gypsy) community and their lifestyle. The promising, young photographers have taken many snaps at different locations in the country and abroad.