A 15-day solo fine arts show, ‘Three Shadows of Art’ by artist M Rashed Alam, is now going on at La Galerie of the Alliance Française de Dhaka in Dhanmondi.The exhibition revolves around the theme of celebration of life both in happiness and in sorrow; in gathering and in solitude.Rashed said he presents three types of artworks that he experimented on dualistic paintings, sculptures and miniatures in his first solo exhibition.Eminent artist Prof Samarjit Roy Chowdhury, sculptor Ferdousi Priyabhashini and art critic Moinuddin Khaled, among others, were present during the inaugural programme on Friday afternoon.Rashed’s paintings portray viewers with a unique view of the canvas and their relation from different perspectives.
These paintings showcase different chronological aspects if viewed from the left or the right side. Human figures and their inherent shapes have a great influence on his sculptures.The young artist also displays some of his miniatures which came out from carving pencil leads, paintbrushes, or even a hand tool like hammer.The artist has presented portraits in the form of miniature sculpture. He carved the wooden handles of paint-brushes into the miniature portraits of Da Vinci, Matisse, Picasso, Dali and Orwell. These miniature sculptures, having been held atop the upright brushes, remind us of memorial sculptures.Rashed Alam was born in 1988. He did his Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) from Dhaka Art College, National University.The exhibition is open to all till 15 April.