Artists display waves of colour at Gallery Cosmos
Watercolour has established itself as one of the most widely used medium of contemporary artists in Bangladesh. A good number of artists prefer the medium for articulating the beauty of landscapes, dreams, illusions and emotions.
Waves of Colour, an ongoing exhibition at the Cosmos Galley at Mohakhali in the capital, displays some spectacular watercolour paintings by leading and promising artists of the country. A total number of 23 artists are displaying 47 paintings done in watercolour at the exhibition. The paintings were made during a three-day long workshop on watercolour in Dhaka, which was conducted by noted artist Alakesh Ghosh and organised by Gallery Cosmos.
Like any other watercolour exhibition, landscape paintings featuring serenity of nature dominate the exhibition. Some of the artists have also presented tales of the busy urban life with skillful strokes of brush.
Artist Biren Shome has depicted few fishing boats floating on endless blue waters. Birds are seen flying over the river, which exudes a sense of freedom.
Another very charming landscape at the exhibition is from artist King Sai Mong. The painting reveals the incredible beauty of the hill tract areas of Bangladesh. Green hills covered with eye-soothing foliage and small bamboo huts on the slope of the hills can tempt visitors to rush to take a trip to the hilly areas, leaving everything behind.
Lee Yun-young, ambassador of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, inaugurated the exhibition as the chief guest in presence of eminent artist Samarjit Roy Chowdhury and Mustafa Monwar as special guests. Chairman of Gallery Cosmos Enayetullah Khan and director Tehmina Enayet were also present at the inaugural ceremony.