Students from different English medium schools participated and displayed their paintings at a group show at Drik Gallery. Titled ‘A Thousand Tales’, the show featured a total of 79 paintings by 27 students in diverse mediums like acrylic, charcoal, mixed media and watercolour.
Eminent artist Abdus Shakoor Shah inaugurated the exhibition as the chief guest on January 25, in presence of Dhaka University drawing and painting department chairman Farida Zaman.
The displayed artworks varied greatly in its subjects ranging from landscape pieces through portraits to social issues.
To mention a few works, Maimuna Chowdhury’s acrylic painting titled ’Vanity’ shows a woman looking at herself on a mirror. Skilled use of colours and creation of texture make the painting very eye-catching.
Anila Priya’s acrylic painting titled ’Brotherhood’ shows two bare-bodied brothers catching fish on a rainy day with a hearty smile on their faces.
Shanjida Nusrath Ali’s ’Shundorban’ presents a view of the idyllic beauty of the Sundarbans and its lush greenery.
Suzana Raahman’s charcoal work titled ’Rustic boys’ shows three working boys standing with hands on one another’s shoulders in a dirty workplace.
While talking to New Age, participating artists expressed their dreams and talked about their passion in arts.
’I hope to achieve great things with my interest and passion in art. I love to experiment in diverse mediums and to paint on diverse issues and subjects’, said Maimuna Chowdhury, a participating artist.
’I love to capture the essence of human conditions and emotions in portrait paintings. My paintings have been curated internationally and I hope to continue painting’, said another artist Ohama Raaz.
The show ended on Monday.