A solo art exhibition titled ‘The Traveller’s Song’ by Kanak Chanpa Chakma has begun at the Edge Gallery in the capital’s Gulshan 2 area.
Organised by Edge Foundation, the inaugural ceremony of the exhibition was held at Bay’s Edgewater on NE (N) on Saturday evening.Kanak Chanpa Chakma latest collection, The Traveller’s Song, featuring vermillion reds and saffron yellows, promises to be a touchingly nostalgic journey.
Among today’s major artists, Kanak shines through with her unique body of works. Behind the use of vibrant colours lies stories of great depth.
Kanak has picked up the essential stylistic elements of great masters and put them together into her very own distinct style of storytelling. Her major works remind us of the master post-impressionist, Paul Gaugin. In Time Off we see echoes of Gauguinesque women, wrapped in saffron yellows and frozen in time, framed by a cerulean sky. Here, we begin to appreciate her mastery, using just two colours separated by a horizon. While many of her portraits still exude the influence of figurative expressionism, her more recent and delightfully complex works begin to lean towards abstraction.
The exhibition will be opened for all every day from 10 am to 8 pm till November 30 at Bay’s Edgewater on NE (N) 12 North Avenue, Gulshan 2.