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‘Cycling in Circle’ begins at AFD
Art & Culture Report:
First solo painting exhibition titled “Cycling in Circle” by artist Mostafiz Karigar began at the La Galerie of the Alliance Francaise de Dhaka (AFD) in the city’s Dhanmondi area on Wednesday evening.
Artist Samarjit Roy Choudhury, Supernumerary Professor of the Faculty of Fine Arts of Dhaka University inaugurated the exhibition as chief guest, while Md Shafiqul Ahad, Chairman of the Advanced Bangladesh Ltd and Moinuddin Khaled, eminent art critic were also present as special guests on the occasion.
Jerome Charbonneau, Deputy Director of the AFD, welcomed the distinguished guests and also presided over the opening session.
Artist Mostafiz does not believe in acceptance of any special language of art. He believes that his existence is influenced by his own time. So the things around him are not only the focus for his artworks, but also the influences by the evil of time, which has broken and shattered him time and again. His painting has dreams, but quite often, they turns into nightmare. Through his paintings, he wants to dig dipper and discover the root of his pain. His paintings are unique for is romanticism often influenced by the theory of universal relationships between men-women and sometimes these are the images of the inner part of mysterious curtain.
The fundamental thing of his works is to transform him into another shape or another existence. He is able to realize other characters by putting himself inside that character. He has drawn many symbols that deserve explanations. Medium of painting: oil, acrylic and Chinese ink on canvas and paper. Number of paintings are 35.
Mostafiz karigar was born in Kushtia in 1986. He has completed his graduation from Department of Ceramic under the Faculty of Fine Arts of Dhaka University in 2010. Now he is doing his post-graduation (1st part) from the same department and institution.
The exhibition will remain open to all until May 2. n
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