Experimenting with printmaking

February 27, 2015

Experimenting with printmakinghFifteen artists are showcasing 50 experimental works in a group printmaking exhibition at the Monobhumi Art Space on Elephant Road in the capital.
One of the most interesting aspects of the exhibition is experimentation with different mediums like wood cut, collagraphy, intaglio, etching, digital prints and others. Some of the artists have also experimented with multiple mediums and techniques for a single artwork. The works on display at the exhibition titled Print of Self Reflection were made during a 10-day workshop on printmaking held from February 1-10.
The exhibition carries works of big names like Biren Shome and Tarun Ghose, and also quality experimental artists like Ishrat Zahan Kakon, Masudur Rahman and others.
Ishrat Zahan Kakon has combined digital prints with etching in her print series titled Peace. Kakon has transformed a photograph of goddess Kali with delicate brush works to create a peaceful countenance of the Hindu goddess.
Masudur Rahman has captured the print of leaves on paper in another interesting work. In his artwork titled 21 February, the artist has used a banyan tree leaf to create a print that soothes the eyes. The artwork also depicts a large red circle resembling the sun to indicate the inseparable connection between light and green. Rahman has also improvised with combs to create the effect of rays of the sun on paper.
Eminent print artist Biren Shome, who is famous for collagraphs has created a volcanic shape on paper. Although destructive, the beauty of lava is beautifully captured by the artist.
Tarun Ghose has addressed the harms of smoking through his artwork Life is Short. Ghose has used intaglio of circles on a piece of paper and also pasted cigarette packs on the artwork. The work carries the message ‘Heart for others, lungs for breath but life is short’ placed on the cigarette packs.
The other participating artists at the exhibition are Rashid Amin, Syed Golam Dastagir, Sohel Pranan, Santona Sahrin, Tarik Julfikar, Uma Mandal, Samina Anam, Zahid Hossain, Sanjid Mahmud, Afroza Nazmin and Rezaur Rahman.
Began on February 20, the exhibition will remain open from 12:00 to 8:00pm till February 28.

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