POST TIME: 20 January, 2020 00:00 00 AM
‘Expression of Life’ underway at AFD
DL DESK, Dhaka

‘Expression of Life’ 
underway at AFD

The second solo painting exhibition of artist Sharmin Zaman titled ‘Expression of Life’ is underway at La Galerie of Alliance Française de Dhaka (AFD) in the capital’s Dhanmondi area.

The inaugural ceremony of the ten-day exhibition was held on Friday on the gallery premises. Jahangirnagar University Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Farzana Islam was present as the chief guest while managing director of Udeco Limited Mainul Abedin attended the event as the special guest.

The centre of Sharmin Zaman’s first solo painting exhibition was the women of Bangladesh. The lifelong struggle of a woman in our country to establish herself under adverse currents of her family or her society is a litany of ordeals that the artist wanted to depict in her canvas. But for this exhibition, the artist wanted to deconstruct her feelings as well as her own self as an artist. Her first and most driving reason to get acquainted with colours and brush was nature. Bangladesh is a land of colours and with the change of a season, these colours dance and melt into each other to create many new colours! That is why colours and textures preponderate her paintings. The bark of an old tree or the surfaces of a decayed wall appear like a storybook to her. The stories transfer into small images and she tries to précis the ‘dancing of the colours.’ Thus the shapes and forms of the life around her get their shapes and forms based on how she felt it in her mind. That’s why the title of her second solo exhibition is ‘Expression of life’.

The colourless life of many people in this country, however, is a stark contrast to the innumerable colours of the surrounding nature and culture. Zaman’s paintings also embody that reality.

The exhibition is open to all till January 28 and can be visited according to the following schedule: Monday to Thursday from 3pm to 9pm, Friday and Saturday (9am to12pm and 5pm to 8pm), and Sunday is closed.

AFD: 26 Mirpur Road, Dhanmondi

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