Painting exhibition ‘Impression of Surroundings 5’ underway at AFD

Culture Desk

22 October, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Painting exhibition ‘Impression of Surroundings 5’ underway at AFD

A solo painting exhibition titled ‘Impression of Surroundings 5’ by artist Mohd.  Mohiuddin Ahmed is underway at La Galerie of Alliance Française de Dkaka.

The inaugural ceremony of the exhibition was held on Friday evening. Eminent artist Professor Hamiduzzaman graced the occasion as the chief guest while, Finence Ministry’s Additional Secretary (retd.) Md. Emdadul Hoque attended the programme as the special guest.  

Born in Banimardon, Muladi, Barishal, Bangladesh in 1976, Mohd. Mohiuddin Ahmed has long been viewed as an art activist of Dhaka, Bangladesh, having practice with his own style of painting. He finished MFA from UODA, University of Development Alternative in 2004. In the exhibition “Impression of Surroundings 5” at Alliance Françoise de Dhaka; he will showcase new works from recent painting series.

Artist Mohiuddin Ahmed is influenced with his surroundings and eventually it came out through an interpretation of his artistic way. Artist Mohd. Mohiuddin Ahmed says “I am influenced with my own surroundings and my visible world that are impinging on my conscious as well as subconscious mind. And with time and deliberation, an interpretation that I cannot help interpreting emerges. The paintings in this exhibition are thus the fruitage of my surroundings. It is said that life is no bed of roses; but I think, like the texture of the corrugated paper, life has its ups and downs, its beautiful moments and of course its bumps that may crash and burn life itself. That nuanced human condition is what I try to put forward in my paintings. My paintings do not jump out and shout a boilerplate message to every observer. The observer having his or her own idiosyncratic rubric of life interprets my paintings in his or her own way — such is the transcending way of abstract art.”

The exhibition will continue till October 26. 

Visiting Hours: Monday to Thursday from 3:00pm to 9:00pm, Friday and Saturday (9:00am to12:00pm and 5:00pm to 8:00pm).  The exhibition  will remain closed on Sunday.