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Bengal Shilpalay Reopens With Art Exhibition

Mohammd Asadurjaman Aslam Molla

12 April, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Bengal Shilpalay Reopens With Art Exhibition

‘The Work of Creation’, an exhibition of artworks by internationally acclaimed artist Kazi Ghiyasuddin, was jointly inaugurated by national Professor Anisuzzaman, Founder and Chairperson of BRAC Sir Fazle Hasan Abed KCMG, and ambassador of Japan to Bangladesh Hiroyasu Izumi, at the newly renovated exhibition halls of Bengal Shilpalay in Dhanmondi on April 5, 2019.

The artworks portray the expression of abstraction with regional narratives by the artists’ attitudes to life and their dialogues with a wider public and culture, unshackled from the social and formal hierarchies of the arts. His works demonstrate the convergence of his artistic language with his expatriation from Bangladesh to Japan, in which he encourages audience to interact with his voyage of self-discovery. This master artist finds inspiration in sound and nature, responding to patterns, movement, and simple, intimate compositions found in nature, and transforming them into small, boldly illusive pieces of watercolour.

In the exhibition, there is an emphasis on remembering, in the form of critical reflections, both on the artist’s works and exhibition histories with numerous documents, photographs and video projection. The exhibition is featuring his 73 masterpieces on oil and watercolour.

Kazi Ghiyasuddin was born in 1951 in Madaripur. He completed his BFA from the College of Arts and Crafts (now the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka) in 1970 and MFA from the Faculty of Fine Arts (now Institute of Fine Arts), University of Chittagong, in 1972. Ghiyasuddin completed his Master of Fine Arts in Education from National University of Liberal Arts, Tokyo, Japan, in 1979. He was the first Bangladeshi to receive a doctorate degree in Fine Arts from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. In 2018, Ghiyasuddin was awarded ‘The Order of the Rising Sun’ (Gold and Silver Rays) by the Emperor of Japan. The exhibition will come to an end on May 18, 2019.