Tuesday, 5 July, 2022
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Jogen Chowdhury’s solo exhibition underway at Arcadia Arts Gallery

Indian contemporary art maestro Jogen Chowdhury’s solo painting exhibition ‘Reminiscence of Dreams,’ is under way at the Arcadia Arts Gallery in the capital’s Banani area.

The exhibition is showcasing more than 100 works of the ‘Banga Bibhushan’ winning artist, also professor emeritus at Kala Bhavana at the Visva Bharati, Santiniketan in West Bengal, reports UNB.

The exhibition is featuring artworks divided into different mediums, including drawing and painting with dry pastel, pen, charcoal, brush and ink; printmaking works such as woodcut, etching, serigraph; mixed media on paper, watercolour and more.

Painter-cartoonist Rafiqun Nabi and Bangladeshi-Spanish artist Monirul Islam jointly inaugurated the exhibition on May 27.

Dhaka University Fine Art Faculty Dean Nisar Hossain and Indian independent art curator Jyotirmoy Bhattacharya joined the event as special guests.

Jogen was born in the village Daharpara in Bangladesh’s Faridpur district in 1939. Along with his father, the artist went to Calcutta just before the partition of 1947 while the rest of his family went there in 1948.

He enrolled in the Government College of Art and Craft in Kolkata in 1955 and earned his degree there in 1960.

After that, Jogen went to Paris in 1965 to study at the Atelier 17 of William Hayter at the École des Beaux-Arts.

In 1968, he returned to India and started working as a professor of painting at Kala Bhavana in Santiniketan in 1987. Along with his many paintings and shows, he has written extensively about modern art and served as a jury member at several exhibitions.

The exhibition will continue till June 30, every day from 2-8pm.