Artist Suman Kumar Sarkar’s fourth solo painting exhibition titled ‘Rupomoy Bangla’ (Graceful Bangla) has begun at La Galerie of Alliance Française de Dhaka (AFD) in Dhanmondi of the capital.
The inaugural ceremony of the nine-day exhibition was held on Friday, where professor Abdul Mannan, Chairman, University Grants Commission of Bangladesh was present as the chief guest. Besides, Professor Dr Sushanta Kumar Adhikari, Chairman, Department of Printing, Oriental Art and Printmaking, Faculty of Fine Art, University of Rajshahi attended the event as the special guest.
About 30 artworks have been put on display in this ongoing exhibition. The medium the artist used is watercolour.
Nature remains engrossed in her constant and diverse playfulness with colours and forms, melody and rhythm, and light and shades. Getting amused by that playfulness, some compose poems, some sing songs and some portray paintings. As such, nature reigns supreme both in the beginning and at the end of any forms of art. Some bring forth artworks inspired by the beauty that lies in nature while some other deconstruct and construct nature following one"s own flow of feelings.
Suman Kumar Sarkar is content with the simple beauty of nature and portrays paintings that keep that spirit up. He has developed a sense of colour and composition. He grew up on the reddened land of Varendra — on the alluvial soil of Bangla. So, he somewhat appeases his creative thirst through depicting the conventional sights and beauty of Bangla in watercolour. He embraces the beauty of the countryside as he feels confined to the cages of the concrete jungle. His colour palette thus soulfully sings songs of an agro-based Bangla.
The exhibition remains open to all till May 4 and can be visited according to the following schedule: Monday to Thursday from 3pm to 9pm, Friday and Saturday (9am to12noon and 5pm to 8pm). Closed on Sunday.