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Zahangir Alom’s ‘The Uncaged’

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Sheikh Arif Bulbon :
Zahangir Alom’s paintings delineate the blossoming beauty and diversity of nature. As with blossoming flowers to the sun, the artworks depict a certain emblematic intercession, a solemn prayer to espouse eternity. An ardent disciple of nature, the artist observes his thinking with both sight and insight. He tries to capture the multifarious expressions, moods and soulful ballads of nature in, for example, his series of paintings titled ‘Mystic Romance of the Woods.’
Through this observation, the artist finds himself in the midst of a fantastical mystery that captivates him and fuels him.
He also becomes fascinated by the mythical nuances and the effortless grace of Bangladesh.
The solo painting exhibition titled ‘The Uncaged’ by artist Zahangir Alom is going on at La Galerie of Alliance Alliance Française de Dhaka (AFD) in the city’s Dhanmondi area.
The inaugural ceremony of the exhibition was held on first day of December.
Prof Rafiqun Nabi, eminent artist graced the occasion as the chief guest, while Prof Nisar Hossain, Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts of University of Dhaka, Mahfuz Anam, Editor and Publisher of The Daily Star also attended the opening ceremony. Curator's speech was given by Dr Malay Bala, Associate Professor and Chairman of Department of Oriental Art of University of Dhaka. Bruno Plasse, Director of AFD gave welcome speech on the occasion.  
As an enthusiast of Baulism and Vaishnavism, artist Zahangir depicts the union of souls in a passionate way. Using watercolour he has come up with a language of his own.
Each of his paintings is a testament to that. Along with his works with oil and acrylic, his art evokes an integrated form of oriental art as well as contemporary approaches.
The closing ceremony of the exhibition is scheduled to be held on December 15 with music and dance performance.

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