The painting exhibition of artist Halimul Islam Khokon titled ‘Images of Inner Vision’ has begun at La Galerie. The inaugural ceremony of the exhibition was held on Friday, 20 July 2018.
Artist and critic Mustofa Zaman inaugurated the exhibition.
Halimul Islam Khokon is a seasoned ceramic artist who earned his MFA from the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka and studied in Japan under the supervision of Prof. Ryoji Koie, who is revered as one of the great masters of Japanese ceramics. After participating in more than 40 group exhibitions and four solo exhibitions, Khokon, will be presenting 40 paintings in this exhibition titled ‘Portrait of an Artist’.
These paintings — which can be categorised as experimental abstract art, take encouragement from his well-developed ceramicist artistry, which in itself takes inspiration from the Bangladeshi culture, tradition and history. The paintings also depict primitive cave art forms and different textural abstract forms. Khokon often focuses on the power of animal figures and shapes, or, among other things, brings patterns from moss-covered as well as paint-peeled walls or from glittering aqueous shapes.
The exhibition will be open to all till 2nd August 2018 at La Galerie, Alliance Française de Dhaka.