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12:00 AM, October 03, 2012 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, October 03, 2012

Big win for artist Gulshan Hossain

Top-Bottom: Participating artists at the symposium. Gulshan Hossain with her award winning artwork, “Reflections”.

Artist Gulshan Hossain recently won the first prize at the International Symposium Autumn Inspiration 2012, held at Penza in Russia. Her award winning artwork, “Reflections”, has been done in mixed media.
“I was also declared 'Star of the Symposium' at the closing ceremony attended by artists, critics, media personnel and the Governor of Penza city,” said an elated Gulshan.
The art symposium opened on August 20 and ended on September 13, and was jointly organised by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) and ISS (International Sculpture Symposium). Around 63 artists from all over the globe took part in the event. The participating countries included France, USA, Japan, China, Ireland, Spain, Australia, Romania, South Africa, South Korea, Bulgaria, Italy, Belarus, Poland, Serbia, Ukraine, India, Russia and Bangladesh.
The organisation will keep all the artworks for their own collection and will hold a group exhibition displaying these. Each artist has contributed 20 paintings.
Gulshan's themes are nature, nostalgia, agony, glee and beauty. The painter likes to portray nature and its mysterious aspects, and most of her works are form and colour-oriented. She tries to grasp the seasons and their characteristics in her works. She has always been enthralled by nature and changes it goes through. She believes that each season has its own language, which is closely connected with the human mind and soul.
“I am very lucky that I had the opportunity to attend a symposium on such a scale. It was an enriching experience, especially in terms of exchanging artistic ideas and cultures from all over the world,” said the artist.
Gulshan obtained her MFA in Painting and Drawing from Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton, UK. She has had 13 solo exhibitions in UK, Belgium, India and Bangladesh and has participated in many group exhibitions. At present, she is a lecturer at Department of Painting, University of Development Alternative (UODA), Dhaka.

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