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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
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
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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
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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 ...
Takir Hossain
Anukul merges empathy, nostalgia and mayhemAnukul 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 ...
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A tribute to artist Fokhrul IslamFokhrul Islam is considered as one of the significant painters of Bangladesh who has established his individual style and technique. Throughout his illustrious career, he gradually transformed his working style into pure abstract expressionism. His artwork aesthetically lightened up people's inner souls, letting them perceive the universe in a new-fangled and dynamic way of seeing. ...
The artist’s solo show opens today at Zainul Gallery
Takir Hossain
Nature as muse for SoikatSoikat Hossain, considered one of the gifted contemporary watercolourists, has a great zeal for depicting the grandeur of nature, flowers of many kinds---known, unknown and wild flowers, serene and natural atmosphere, riverine life with greenery, spacious cloudy skies and pure pastoral ambiance. Soikat believes that humans are all parts of nature, but some of us ...
Group art show at International Club in Gulshan
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Crème de la crème of creative propensityA group exposition generates a ground that encourages interchange of opinions and observations among its partakingpainters. Often these shows demonstrate artists who share a common background, whether as students/teachers of the same institution or members of a certain group. The artworks may differ, based on themes, techniques and personal experiences but individuals' interactions play a ...
Takir Hossain
Verging around magnificence, transcending beyondTajuddin Ahmed is one of the most vital painters from the '70s, a time when the country was striving against the pangs that forced it into the freedom movement. Thus far while crossing the many a political, social and economic turmoil that came along the path our art, literature, architecture, music continued to proceed with ...
Takir Hossain
Homage to Language Movement veteran photographer Amanul HuqAmanul Huq's camera has captured many remarkable images of the Language Movement and Liberation War. His bold photographs document our glorious history and the saga of the people -- valuable assets for the post-Liberation War generations. These rare photographs help us explore our identity and existence. During national crises, these images help us to see ...
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