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12:00 AM, January 14, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, January 14, 2018

Gopal Saha's solo painting exhibit opens at EMK Center

Promising artist Gopal Chandra Saha's solo painting exhibition titled “Oporoop” opened yesterday at the EMK Center in Dhanmondi.

Gopal Chandra Saha, an alumnus of the Faculty of Fine Art, University of Dhaka, has come forward with this exhibition where he is exhibiting his compositions of art created through warm colours, monochromatic compositions, soothing textures and contemporary shapes, as well as impressions of animals; and often images of the great poet Rabindranath Tagore. The diverse artworks of Gopal Saha, incorporated with his exquisite tonal gradation, can have an arresting impression on the audience.

During his academic studies, there was a wide range of experimental works that kindled inspiration in Gopal. These include works of El Greco, Paul Cezanne and Pablo Picasso. He found motivation from the East just as much, among which were the artistic brilliance of Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin, Gaganendranath Tagore, Abanindranath Tagore and Rabindranath Tagore.

 “I believe that art itself is a distinct aesthetic shape, and my creations are as such that reflects emotions. A shape is determined by the time, location and environment it is born in. In my creations, the form or shape delivers a symbolic view to relationship,” says Gopal.

“I once visited a mirror shop, and witnessed my reflection split into different forms. It made me realize that in life, I too, have been broken into many fragments resulting from my thoughts on family, society, the world, consciousness, feelings and beliefs. It does not matter when one's life comes to an end; man's awareness is reborn at different times, relationships, and positions,” explained Gopal.

Everything picturesque in this world depends firstly on its form; the beauty that we see in things resides within our emotions. Gopal's work, thus, is a compilation of the knowledge gained from smell, colour, touch and the sight of this earth.

The show, open from 10am to 8pm, will conclude on January 25.  

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