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Immersed in Nature
Kazi Ghiyas' solo exhibition at Bengal Gallery
Published : Monday, 20 April, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM,  View Count : 19
Cultural Correspondent
Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts celebrated its 15th founding anniversary on Pahela Baishakh (April 14). To mark the occasion, Bengal Gallery has organised a solo exhibition titled "Notation. Reconstructed" by noted Bangladeshi artist Kazi Ghiyasuddin. The exhibition opened on April 18 at Bengal Gallery, Dhanmondi in city.
Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor and Editor of the Daily Prothom Alo Matiur Rahman jointly inaugurated the exhibition. Abul Khair, Chairman of Bengal Foundation presided over the event.
Painter Kazi Ghiyasuddin has an intense connection with nature. At the age of 15 he became a student of the Art College. In his adolescence he felt that he had heard the music of nature, which till today inspires him to paint in quest of peace and experiment with natural sounds which are then transformed into art. In his view, nature transmits messages through its 'music' at different points of time: dawn, day, night and so on.
The Tokyo-based Ghiyasuddin is influenced by Japanese heritage, culture, art and philosophy. About 25 years ago, he adopted a new style. At that stage he erased his earlier canvases by painting over with white, light grey and light blue.
This exhibition features 39 of his recent pieces. Sometimes it takes the hardworking Ghiyasuddin four to five years to complete a piece of art. During this span of time he often pauses to enhance his maturity of expression.
Born in Madaripur in 1951, Kazi Ghiyasuddin completed a BFA degree from the College of Arts and Crafts, Dhaka (now the Faculty of Fine Art of University of Dhaka) and an MFA from Chittagong University. In 1975, the artist travelled to Japan to take up a scholarship from the Japanese Government. Since then, he has split his time and works between Bangladesh and Japan. After completing a second MFA in Oil Painting at Tokyo Gakugei University, the artist did a doctoral degree in Fine Arts in 1985, at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music.

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