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Miniature art exhibition, ‘Life and the Narrative of Time-1’ ends on Tuesday

  • Published at 11:23 pm July 22nd, 2019
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Image of Life-22, a displayed work at the exhibition | Courtesy

Most artworks explore subjects like natural beauty of Bangladesh, lifestyle, natural calamity, and social unrest

The third solo miniature art exhibition titled, Life and the Narrative of Time-1 by artist-professor Dr Hira Sobahan will end today. 

A total of 101 artworks are on display at the exhibition. Dr Hira used oil pastel, pen ink, and acrylic on newsprint for the displayed miniature artworks. Exhibited art pieces demonstrate Dr Hira’s abstract, and semi-abstract approach. 

Most artworks explore subjects like natural beauty of Bangladesh, lifestyle, natural calamity, and social unrest. 

One of the displayed works, ‘The Girl-1,’ done in mixed media, portrays a figurative human face in an abstract form. ‘Image of Life-22’ another exhibited art piece depicts a bunch of children standing together in a line. The canvas of this art piece feels very warm, and optimistic for its usage of vibrant colors. It is also done in mixed media. 

‘Memory of City-2’ is gloomy, and the grey colour dominates the canvas. Perhaps, it is the artist’s way of  articulating memory, and the lost glory of a city. 

About the artist 

Dr Hira Sobahan was born on May 24, 1970 at village Nandibari in Muktagacha of Mymensingh district. 

He is notable as a print maker, painter, designer, researcher, and writer. Currently, he is working as a professor of printmaking at the Department of Painting, Oriental Art and Printmaking, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Rajshahi.

The artist participated in almost 89 national, and international art exhibitions. He received a total of eight awards including Bangabandhu Gold Medal. His six research articles related to fine arts have been published in recognized journals.  He published two academic books, ‘Fine Art Printmaking’ and the ‘Technique of Printmaking.’

The exhibition which began on July 12 at La Galerie of Alliance Française de Dhaka, will end today. KM Khalid MP the state minister, Ministry of Cultural Affairs, attended the opening ceremony as chief guest, while eminent artist Rafiqun Nabi was present on the occasion as the special guest. Frank Grützmacher Técourt, deputy head of mission to the Embassy of France in Bangladesh, graced the inaugural ceremony as a special guest.