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Buddha’s Pursuit For ‘Peace’

    5 October, 2018 12:00 AM printer

Buddha’s Pursuit For ‘Peace’

A ten-day-long solo art exhibition of artist Proshanto Karmakar Buddha titled ‘Peace’ will come to an end on October 07, 2018 at Gallery Cosmos, Dhaka. Over the years Proshanta Karmakar Buddha has created his own style of art that is both modern and unique. The exhibition is featuring 42 artworks.

Proshanto Karmakar Buddha dreams for a world free from all sorts of disorder, violence and despair - a peaceful utopia where human empathy and cooperation transcends national boundaries. It is that hope and desire for peace which is echoed in all his works. Throughout his artistic journey Buddha has longed for peace by art. His chase for tranquility is always reflected in his artworks. He presents some commendable features to bring about social changes which should be nurtured properly.

While speaking about Buddha’s works renowned art critic and collector Enayetullah Khan said, “His works epitomize the empathy towards humans and inclusivity for all, transcending race and boundaries. It is significant to portray peace in such a volatile period of time. His works will pave way for many more artists to depict peace in their artworks in the near future.”

“I always wanted a world devoid of chaos, brutality and hopelessness and I brought the hope and desire for peace in my art works. I want to see people living with joy and happiness, not in violence,” said artist Proshanto Karmakar Buddha.

His painting has been exhibited in at least 29 solo and 96 national and international group exhibitions, under different titles such as ‘Peace’, ‘Light’, ‘Happy Life’ and ‘Open Door’. Buddha’s passion for art has inspired him to be a full-time artist. He has achieved several national and international awards such as ‘Honorable Mention’ at a competition under Alliance Française de Dhaka in 1992, the Okamoto Prize by Asian Cultural Center for UNSECO in 1991 held in Tokyo, Japan, the Best Award on printmaking in 1990 at the 9th National Young Artist’s Exhibition at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka, and 5 awards during the period of 1989-90 from Bangladesh Photographic Society.

Marie-Annick Bourdin, Ambassador of France to Bangladesh, inaugurated the exhibition on September 28, 2018, as the chief guest. Besides, many distinguished personalities including Nazneen Azim, Chairperson of Gulshan Literary Programme Foundation, Engr. Iftikhar Kajol, Managing Director of Totaltel, Dr. Niaz Zaman, Advisor of English Department of Independent University and Tehmina Enayet, Director of Cosmos Gallery, attended the programme.