Published: Saturday, May 11, 2013

Shahriar’s worship of nature

Solo exhibition at Dhaka Art Centre

Nature and greenery are typical elements in Shahriar's works.

Nature and greenery are typical elements in Shahriar’s works.

Dhaka Art Centre in Dhanmondi is organising a solo art exhibition titled “The Worship of Nature”, featuring the works of Chittagong-based artist S.M Shahriar. Revered painter Shahid Kabir inaugurated the exhibition as chief guest yesterday.
Shahriar is a romantic and naturist painter. His works can largely be regarded as realistic. His art bring to life greenery, tree trunks, wild flowers, rural women, leaves, flora, boats and other wonders of nature. He is known for his subtle, appealing approach. The artist made his breakthrough in the mid-’90s. Shahriar is not at all complicated in his compositions or approach to proportions, which are figurative as well as objective — rich in textural strength and harmony.
The exhibition will continue till May 16.