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Takir Hossain
Takir is the editor of the Art and Culture Department of The Daily Observer. His keen interests are on art and literature. As an art critic, his criticisms have been incorporated in many reputed artists’ books, brochures, national and international art journals as well as many other varied forms of creative publication. He has also graced the position of a jury member in a number of art competitions and carnivals. In his vibrant career he has covered several international exhibitions held in different countries across Europe and Asia. The writer can be reached at [email protected]




Hira Sobahan's miniature show opens today at Alliance Francaise
Takir Hossain
A brave experimentalist who pushes viewers to thinkProfessor Dr Hira Sobahan was a familiar figure in the Dhaka Art Circuit of the late '90s when he worked for the Bangladesh Television. But he regularly exhibited his works at different galleries in the city. In that period he excelled in printmaking and established a personal trademark through his pure abstract and semi-abstract works. ...
23rd National Art Exhibition at Shilpakala Academy
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Kamruzzaman’s award winning treatment of global warmingThis year feted printmaker Kamruzzaman Sagar has bagged the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy Award 2019 (valued at BDT 2 lakhs) at the 23rd National Art Exhibition for his work Global Warming (Lithograph). He is now an Assistant Professor of Printmaking Department at the Faculty of Fine Arts (FFA), University of Dhaka (DU). It might be added ...
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Aminul Islam: myths, experimental, insanity and a novel way of paintingI distinctly remember my introduction to Aminul Islam at his Gulbagh house in the city. The house was beautiful in its architectural patterns. His studio was spacious and people from every strata came over to see him and his works. Islam was soft-spoken, but bold and uncompromising in his stance.The painter Nurul Islam (now deceased) ...
Anisuzzaman steps into 47
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The Odyssey of an innovative individualCelebrated printmaker-cum-painter Anisuzzaman, also known as Anis turned 47 on June 30. He is now the Professor of Printmaking Department, Faculty of Fine Arts (FFA), University of Dhaka (DU). Anisuzzaman has now become one of the significant woodcut printmakers in our country and his work zooms in on urban architecture, construction of human accommodation, urban ...
Early artworks of Hamiduzzaman revealed through Galleri Kaya
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Facets of a nature drenched in watercolourA pioneering watercolourist, Hamiduzzaman Khan is always searching for the esoteric chapter of creations in his voyages through the vast diverse ocean of nature. Most of his watercolours evoke a symbiotic relationship with bucolic nature and its various aspects. The simple life, panoramic view of rural ambiance where one can see the boats, a herd ...
The artist's 97th birth anniversary today   
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Safiuddin Ahmed: A devoted and revered artistSafiuddin Ahmed, one of the most respected pioneers of modern art in Bangladesh for his personal style of modernism. Famous for his reserve and soft-spoken nature, Safiuddin lived the life of a recluse, away from the crowd and noise that accompany fame, which he never hankered after. His had been a pragmatic method which has ...
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Merging commiseration, reminiscence and turmoil of the timeAnukul Chandra Mojumder is recognised for portraying inner conflict through his remarkable paintings. The central theme of his work often focuses on facial expressions and the human body. His latest paintings depict motherhood, the six seasons and their impact on nature, childhood and rustic ambiance. The USP of Anukul's paintings is an in-depth observation of ...
Takir Hossain
Safiuddin Ahmed: A spiritual artistSafiuddin Ahmed, one of the most respected pioneers of modern art in Bangladesh for his personal style of modernism. Famous for his reserve and soft-spoken nature, Safiuddin lived the life of a recluse, away from the crowd and noise that accompany fame, which he never hankered after. His had been a pragmatic method which has ...
Tribute to Syed Abdullah Khalid
Takir Hossain
Late-flowering artist known for richly textured depictions of natureOn a winter rainy day in the year 2003, I with some significant painters had an adda at Shilpangan Gallery at Road 5 in Dhanmondi. The adda was lively and our attention was suddenly grabbed by a man who came wearing a gamcha-turned-shirt. The man was restless and occupied with the phone. He was Syed ...
Sound and aroma of nature
Takir Hossain
Khurshid Saleem’s solo exhibition in ChinaRenowned Bangladeshi expatriate painter Khurshid Alam Saleem draws inspiration from nature and its various manifestations. He has been living in New York for over two and a half decades. His 70th solo exhibition was held at Museum of Mind Art, Taizhou City, China. The exhibition, curated by Li Tiejun, has been organised by Taizhou City ...
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