Solo tapestry and painting exhibition begins at AFD tomorrow

Culture Desk

14 November, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Solo tapestry and painting exhibition begins at AFD tomorrow

The solo tapestry and painting exhibition by Tajul Islam titled ‘Composition of Forms and Colours’ will begin at Alliance Française de Dhaka in the capital’s Dhanmondi area from tomorrow.

The inaugural ceremony of the exhibition will be held at 5:30pm on Friday.

Eminent architect Rabiul Husain will attend the opening ceremony as the chief guest. Eminent artist Prof. Hamiduzzaman Khan will also attend the opening ceremony as the special guest.

There are around 33 tapestry artworks and 32 paintings will be on display for the exhibition.

Taijul Islam was born in 1946 at Shariatpur District. From 1965 to 1979, Tajul Islam spent 14 years with Rashid Chowdhury — known as a pioneer in tapestry art in Bangladesh in his studio honing the craft of creating compelling and beautiful tapestries. One look at Islam’s creations and it is understandable that he takes after Chowdhury. Though the influence is there, it does not overpower Islam’s unique kind of coloured stripes, imagery or visual language. The septuagenarian artist is still active and beaming, creating inspirational tapestries full of life and movement. Featuring both tapestries and paintings, the theme for this exhibition is ‘Inventing the Creative Beauty’. Tajul’s canvases or screens are full with colorful forms and black-white-red-yellow-blue-green patches those express various conceptions and perceptions of aesthetic human realisation. 

The exhibition will be open to all till November23.

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