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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]




Harmonizing Imagination With The Streams Of Water
Takir Hossain
Shohag Parvez’s solo show at Galleri Kaya Nature has always been Shohag Parvez's greatest source of inspiration. He always tries to communicate with nature. The painter feels that the nature has an endless source of splendour, mystery and anonymity. He finds inspiration in the elaborate detailing of glimpses like light filtering through the leaves, sound of river's wave, the silence of nature, ...
Takir Hossain
Tajuddin’s visages merge with subtle tint and line Tajuddin Ahmed has established his name among contemporary Bangladeshi painters by dint of his original works. These works allow the genius to articulate his passionate soul. Recently, Tajuddin has been working on the diversity in human faces with a distinctive style and flair. Like others, the painter has become overcome with a deep stress during ...
A kaleidoscopic meaning of nature
Takir Hossain
Ali Liakat’s show at Tokyo Metropolitan Art MuseumAli Liakat was born and raised on the banks of the Baleshwari River in Pirojpur which is a district in South Western of the country. It is very natural that as a painter Liakat has been greatly influenced by his surrounding ambiance. During that time, his mode of expression was purely realistic and the painter ...
Takir Hossain
Rezowan’s artistic quest of greenery ambianceOnce, Rezowan Pilow was very popular in the Rajshahi art scene but now he spends his time in Dhaka. He portrays lush greenery, tranquil nature and daily chores of common people. He did many commissioned works, especially portraits of seasoned personalities. He also focused on burning issues like fundamentalism, religious bigotry, political turmoil and economic ...
Takir Hossain
Kamruzzaman’s ‘Pandemic 20’ bags Kazi Anowar Hossain AwardFeted Bangladeshi printmaker Kamruzzaman Sagar has recently bagged Kazi Anowar Hossain Award for his thought-provoking lithograph "Pandemic 20" at the 24th National Art Exhibition 2021, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA). The award giving ceremony was recently held at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Segunbagicha in the city. Kamruzzaman Sagar's image projects the pandemic's destructions through a peculiar point ...
Takir Hossain
A return to nature for paining ingenuous spiritsI finally could return to the natural ambiance of Sylhet with a couple of present-day art maestros, courtesy of Galleri Kaya Director Goutam Chakraborty. The second trip to the Nazimgarh Wilderness Resort lasted four days from June 20 when it refreshed my mindset and that of my compatriots. Goutam, himself a celebrated artist, wanted to ...
Homage To Syed Abdullah Khalid
Takir Hossain
Creator of Aparajeyo Bangla-the symbol of our identity and sovereignty  On 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 ...
Rafiq Azad's  5th death anniversary
Takir Hossain
Homage to the voice of patriotism, morality and integrityMy introduction to the veteran poet Rafiq Azad in mid-2004 was a fortuitous one. I met him for the first time at the office of the preeminent architect and art critic Professor Shamsul Wares. The place once served as the epicentre of Bengali-style adda, group conversations with no particular subject to meditate upon that attracted ...
Takir Hossain
An encomium to artist Qayyum Chowdhury A few weeks before his death in November in 2014, I went to Gallery Chitrak in Dhanmondi in the evening for just a hang out, where I came across artists Rafiqun Nabi, Jamal Ahmed and Mohammad Muniruzzaman. After a while, artist Qayyum Chowdhury appeared on the spot gleefully. We spent some time for discussion and ...
48th death anniversary today
Takir Hossain
Boga Mia: A leader for the massesA politician is defined as one who is actively involved in politics and plays a central role in ensuring people's well-being. A good politician is one who represents the focused efforts of all people to improve their respective localities. A noble and trustworthy politician is delighted to serve the people and considers himself as a ...
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