Abinta Gallery of Fine Arts joining hands with IRC, recently hosted an art exhibition titled Unknown Faces and Others at its premises in Uttar Badda, Dhaka. This is a solo exhibition by promising Bangladeshi artist Tamim Jalilur Rabbi, who has been living in France for the last 5 years.
The artworks are predominantly figurative, which the artist created with coloured inks, blended with water colour on paper. There are several other work on soft pastel as well. The painter depicted various portraits of occidental people he interacted with.
“As an artist, I have tried to express my feelings, experiences and the metamorphosis that happened within when I met people and performers like the accordion player or flamenco dancer,” says Tamim.
The 40 artworks on display have distinctive expressions of the places where the artist lived in Paris. Clearly, the paintings delineate the occidental images and experiences received by an oriental artist. So, a unique blend of both Eastern and Western modernism is evident in the featured works with regards to their themes and techniques.
The opening ceremony of the exhibition was held yesterday. Internationally renowned Bangladeshi artist Shahabuddin Ahmed, renowned art critic Burhanuddin Khan Jahangir, eminent sculptor Hamiduzzaman Khan and Vice Chancellor of Begum Rokeya University Dr Nazmul Ahsan Kalimullah graced the occasion as special guests.
The exhibition is open until August 31, from 10am to 8 pm.