In the works of Alakesh Ghosh there appears a subtlety which is rare. He is an artist per excellence whose acumen lies in articulating the eternal beauty of Bengal. The resultant works seem to resonate with us all. This is how Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor MP presented the famous artist to the audience at the launch event of Life and Works: Alakesh Ghosh, a book that spans the artist’ career. The event also occasioned a week-long exhibition of his work consisting of water colours and oils. The minister made his comments on the artist at the launch event jointly organized by BNM and Gallery Cosmos, at Poet Sufia Kamal auditorium, on October 15th, 2017. Later, the minister also inaugurated the exhibition at Nalinikanta Bhattashali gallery of BNM.
South Korean Ambassador to Bangladesh Ahn Seong-Doo and eminent artist Samarjit Roy Chowdhury were present as special guests. Ahn Seong-Doo said that Alakesh’s works represent Bangladesh. Director General of the National Museum Faizul Latif Chowdhury, who presided over the programme, said there are traditions that are the pride of this nation. This type of exhibition that needs to be staged more often.
In his address, Samarjit Roy Chowdhury said that each works in this show demands close inspection. Alakesh has demonstrated his mastery over all kinds of subject matter, but he is the master of landscape genre.
UNB Editor-in-Chief and Chairman of Gallery Cosmos Enayetullah Khan delivered the welcome speech. The exhibition that ran its course between 15 and 21 October, at the Nalinikanta Bhattashali Gallery of the BNM.