Art exhibition by Sayed Ahmed at La Galerie | 2018-09-02 |

Art exhibition by Sayed Ahmed at La Galerie

Culture Desk     2 September, 2018 12:00 AM printer

Art exhibition by Sayed Ahmed at La Galerie

The seventh solo art exhibition by artist Kazi Sayed Ahmed titled ‘Surface as Symbol’ has begun at La Galerie, Alliance Française de Dhaka.

The inaugural ceremony of the exhibition was held on Friday at 05:30pm. 

Eminent artist Monirul Islam graced the occasion as the chief guest.

Epyllion Group Managing Director Reaz Uddin Al-Mamoon and Road Transport and Bridges Ministry’s Joint Secretary Dewan Sayeedul Hassan also attended the inaugural ceremony.

Kazi Sayed Ahmed has always been infatuated with extraneous materials. As an artist seeking to inscribe new meaning into the surface, he has developed a signature stratagem of employing jute hessian to refer back to ‘life’. Without resorting to verisimilitude, he is now able to align the painted space with the space that lies outside.

At one point in his life, Ahmed explored the coexistence of representational elements and evacuated the surface area of the painting. If he showed an apparent allegiance to academic realism in his representation of the real elements, the readers should be aware that the same artist treated the surface as a positive field of vision, which is considered as negative space in the academia. Space is usually considered neutral, but at the behest of this young painter, the same element has created an opportunity to render it as neural. Though as an artist, Ahmed seems to avoid the extremes of expressive potentials, he always does settle for a middle ground.

There are around 12 artworks in mixed media are in display for this exhibition. The exhibition will be open to all till Wednesday, 14 September 2018.

Visiting Hours:  Monday to Thursday from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Friday and Saturday (9:00 am to12:00 noon and 5:00 pm to 8:00pm). Closed on Sunday.