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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]




Third Death Anniversary Of Syed Abdullah Khalid
Takir Hossain
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 ...
Duet art show opens today at Gallery Chitrak
Takir Hossain
Kamal Kabir’s world of aquatic lifeKamal Kabir completed his BFA from Bangladesh Government College of Arts and Crafts (now the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka) in 1974. Few months earlierin the same year, his father died and he faced agreat hardship and turmoilafflicting his family. During that time, he went to prominent artist Quamrul Hassan and searched for ...
Takir Hossain
An eulogium to artist Qayyum Chowdhury on his 88th birth anniversaryA few weeks before his death 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, Mohammad Muniruzzaman and Nisar Hossain. After a while, artist Qayyum Chowdhury appeared on the spot gleefully. We spent some time for discussion and ...
Khurshid Alam Saleem’s solo exhibition at EMK Centre
Takir Hossain
A Poet of AbstractionRenowned 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 74th solo painting exhibition is now on at EMK Centre, Dhanmondi in the city. At the exhibition, his paintings carry his individual signature but some ...
Tarek Amin’s solo show starts today at Galleri Kaya
Takir Hossain
Magnifying the streams of inner thoughtPrintmaking is laborious, exhilarating and stimulating. It offers tremendous outcome with an opportunity for rethinking, reexamining and reworking. In the sub-continent, the practice of printmaking received vast popularity when the Kala Bhavan was established by the Tagore family in the beginning of the 19th century. The family previously established "Bichitra Club", where new styles and ...
The painter turns 64
Takir Hossain
Ranjit’s intimate plays on human emotions and sensations Society plays a significant role in human life. It has been established with elements of varied social, cultural and political aspects, but not ineluctably. Society is continuously changing in all its spheres. The alterations have been hugely influencing people from all walks of life for centuries. The people who cultivate the fields of creativity, originality ...
Dhaka Watercolour Academy arranges mega group show at Zainul Gallery
Takir Hossain
Watercolour Reigns SupremeDhaka Watercolour Academy, a newly established art promotion organisation is aiming to popularise the watercolour medium among the promising painters of the country. Feted watercolourist Shahanoor Mamun and his wife Zannatun Shahanoor Rinti are the founders of the academy.The couple feels watercolour is one of the lucid mediums which beautifully articulate nature and landscape. However, ...
Takir Hossain
The potentials of folk lore and styles for realistic artSadhana Islam is a hard-working, sincere and honest painter by nature. She completed her BFA from Bangladesh Government College of Arts and Crafts (now the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka) in 1974. Batik was her subsidiary subject and she successfully produced lots of pieces of batik. She earned popularity through the medium. She ...
World Of Solitude
Takir Hossain
Mohammad Kibria maintains relevance, brillianceMohammad Kibria, a significant name in enriching modernism in Bangladeshi Art. He is considered an iconic figure in contemporary art, as he introduced modern paintings where compositions, colours and forms are major features. He meticulously blended the essential elements of paintings. His paintings can be explained in many ways where one can find the touch ...
Takir Hossain
Kamal Kabir’s world of marine life and amorphous formsT. A. Kamal Kabir completed his BFA from Bangladesh Government College of Arts and Crafts (now the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka) in 1974. Few months earlier in the same year, his father died and he faced a great hardship and turmoil afflicting his family. During that time, he went to prominent artist ...
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