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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]




Takir Hossain
Remembering Sunil Gangopadhyay, a literary iconIt was at a dinner at the Dhaka Club in 2007 that I met Sunil Gangopadhyay. Kobita Sankranti, a cultural organisation, was the host of the dinner. The organisation accorded him a reception in the evening at the VIP Lounge of the National Press Club. Poet and architect Rabiul Husain introduced me to him. Although ...
9th death anniversary today
Takir Hossain
Remembering avant-garde Painter Nurul IslamEminent painter Nurul Islam was known for his unique portrayal of curvaceous women with bold lines, subtle textures, as well as cubist forms.Today marks Nurul Islam's 9th death anniversary. He was born in Tangail in 1933. He graduated from Dacca Art College (presently Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka) in 1956. His accomplishments included ...
Monirul Islam steps into 76
Takir Hossain
The voyage of an obsessive  and impassioned artistThe outstanding career of Monirul Islam is one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century of Bangladeshi art. His individual stylistic innovations and technical phenomenon fundamentally altered the concept of abstract art and affected the art of next generations of many younger painters in the country. His vast oeuvre encompasses printmaking (as diverse ...
Takir Hossain
The chronicle of a cerebral artistMobasshier Mojumder is an amateur painter--- this is not at all a proper introduction for a creative personality. His umbilical cord with art has seemingly been intact since his childhood. He is simultaneously a non-objective, non-figurative and naturist painter. All of his images pulsate with life provocatively and dramatically. These elements make his paintings seem ...
Mahadev Saha turns 75 today
Takir Hossain
Lament of a Lonely Soul"I think, a poet is different from others in his way of thinking, yearning and functioning in everyday life. A poet tends to contemplate his surroundings and the people next to him/her. Joys, woes, and other experiences affect him/her in a distinct and unparalleled way. A poet is quick to reach a human heart. He ...
The artist’s solo show to hold in Tokyo  
Takir Hossain
Zahir Hossain’s art unlocks the truth about the universeZahir Hossain embarked on his voyage from oriental to abstract art around the beginning of the current century. As a student of the Craft Department, Faculty of Fine Arts, Dhaka University, he was immersed in portraying human relationships, nature and aves. Eventually the painter realised that the rigours of craft art were not suitable for ...
The artist's solo show at Zainul Gallery
Takir Hossain
Rezowan Pilow’s romantic and pensive journey Rezowan Pilow, considered one of the most dedicated among contemporary Bangladeshi painters, has a passion for demonstrating the panoramic view, women busy with their daily chores, the magnificence of nature, riverine life, birds chirping and flying over the women, cloudy skies and more. The artist uses the horse motif in a number of his works ...
Kamruzzaman wins the Bangkok Triennial Award 2019
Takir Hossain
Blending of surrealistic metaphors and complexity of human life Renowned Bangladeshi printmaker Kamruzzaman Sagar has recently bagged Bangkok Print Triennial Award for his thought- provoking lithograph "Restoration" at the 5th Bangkok Triennial International Print and Drawing Exhibition 2019. He received the award from Princess Siribhachudabhorn, commonly known as Princess Ribha. She is the eldest daughter of Princess Chulabhorn Walailak and Virayudh Tishyasarin. The exhibition ...
Life and the Narrative of Time at Alliance Francaise de Dhaka
Takir Hossain
Saga of a courageous experimental artistDr 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. He ...
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. ...
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