“Studied Reflections”

Radius Art Gallery, a newly opened art gallery in Gulshan, has organised a group art exhibition titled “Studied Reflections” featuring the works of six painters: Mahmudul Haque, Abdus Shakoor Shah, Ranjit Das, Kanak Chanpa Chakma, Anisuzzaman and Tarikat Islam. The themes of the works are varied and most of the painters carry their personal hallmark. The mediums are acrylic and woodcut.

Mahumdul Haque is one of the ardent disciples of Mohammad Kibria. His formal arrangement with forms and compositions is noticeable in his works. At the exhibition, his paintings present fragmental pattern in a swirling, floating atmosphere of shapes and colors, in subtle azures and brownish blue.

At the exhibition, a number of Shakoor's works predominantly use collages and he has directly pasted pieces of multicoloured fabric, gamcha on his canvas. He has used the objects as a part of his experimentation. At the exhibition, a number of his paintings depict wild flowers, birds with male and female figures. Decorative line has played a significant aspect of his acrylic based paintings. The painter has used straight, curves and scribbles while portraying figures in diverse moods and his preferred objects.

One of Ranjit Das' paintings at the exhibition is titled “Image and Reflection-3”, where the artist has superbly drawn two teenaged girls in rural setting. Some swans and floral motifs give a dreamy and romantic ambiance. In recent times, the painter has used vibrant colours and the colours provide an appealing ambiance to his acrylic based paintings. The painter is notable for demonstrating varied social and political dilemmas. One of his paintings articulates two teenage girls' dreams and hopes. Most of his works at the exhibition are drawing based. Tiny forms, scribbles, arrows and broken lines usually carry the painter's person trademark.

Anisuzzaman is one of the talented printmakers who is particularly recognised for his pure architectural forms and composition. His works delve deep into urban structure and its varied aspects. At the group exhibition, his woodcut prints focus on pure panoramic beauty. The prints smoothly depict tranquil greenery and riverine beauty of Bangladesh. It is noticeable that the printmaker has a great fondness for portraying nature. The works have a great similarity to the mode of expression of his previous prints. Both prints are technically phenomenal and expressive.

At the exhibition, Tarikat Islam's style of painting combines freely composed, purely abstract forms and geometric elements such as triangles and straight broad composition. He firstly draws solid forms, and then experiments with them.

The exhibition ends on March 2.

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The Daily Star