logo
POST TIME: 20 October, 2019 01:49:01 AM / LAST MODIFIED: 20 October, 2019 11:17:10 AM
Mohiuddin Ahmed’s solo painting exhibition begins at AFD
IMPRESSION OF SURROUNDINGS 5
DL DESK, Dhaka

Mohiuddin Ahmed’s solo painting exhibition begins at AFD

Artist Mohd. Mohiuddin Ahmed’s solo painting exhibition titled ‘Impression of Surroundings 5’ has begun on Friday at La Galerie of Alliance Française de Dhaka (AFD) in Dhanmondi of the capital.

Noted artist Professor Hamiduzzaman was present as chief guest at the opening ceremony on the gallery premises. Md. Emdadul Hoque, additional secretary (retd.), Ministry of Finance, also attended the event as the special guest.

Born in Banimardon, Muladi, Barishal in 1976, Mohd. Mohiuddin Ahmed has long been viewed as an art activist of Dhaka, having practice with his own style of painting. He completed his MFA from the University of Development Alternative in 2004.

In the exhibition ‘Impression of Surroundings 5’, the artist is showcasing new works from the recent painting series.

Mohiuddin is influenced by his surroundings and eventually it came out through an interpretation of his artistic way. He said, “I am influenced by my own surroundings and my visible world that are impinging on my conscious as well as the subconscious mind. And with time and deliberation, an interpretation that I cannot help interpreting emerge. The paintings in this exhibition are thus the fruitage of my surroundings. It is said that life is no bed of roses; but I think, like the texture of the corrugated paper, life has its ups and downs, its beautiful moments and of course its bumps that may crash and burn life itself. That nuanced human condition is what I try to put forward in my paintings. My paintings do not jump out and shout a boilerplate message to every observer. The observer having his or her own idiosyncratic rubric of life interprets my paintings in his or her own way — such is the transcending way of abstract art.”

The exhibition is open to all until October 26 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). Closed on Sunday.

AFD: 26 Mirpur Road, Dhanmondi

EA