Thursday, 18 August, 2022
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‘Beckoning Horizon’ to continue till July 23

Azmeer Hossain’s fifth solo painting exhibition titled ‘The Beckoning Horizon’ will continue till July 23 at the Edge Gallery in the capital’s Gulshan area.

Earlier, the exhibition was scheduled to run till July 6.

The exhibition began on June 18. Eminent artists Hamiduzzaman Khan, Mohammad Eunus, Biren Shome, Afrozaa Jamil Konka and others were present at the opening ceremony of the exhibition.

The exhibition features 62 paintings.

The Horizon and Mindscape paintings put on display at the exhibition are abstract works. They are unique in the country’s art sphere. The artist’s watercolour painting on Old Dhaka is cloudy at times, transcending the melancholia into its visuals.

Various scenes, including beaches in Bangladesh and herds of cows, representing the rural landscape and narratives, have appeared on the large canvas in the series.

This series also includes images of sampans of various colours lined up on the beach, a primitive black sky, and sampans and white gannets hovering over the fennel waves.

Despite the painter's use of suggestively familiar forms, the Memory series is more abstract which creates a bizarre and Daliesque realm devoid of clear themes.

The pieces continue to draw visitors in, as if on a voyage through time, and in some cases, back to cosmic origins.

The Monsoon series in this exhibition are watercolours discovering a near hyper-real landscape, with unseen details in the existing usage of watercolour methods in the past.