Nature through mind of Japanese artistZiaul Hasan
The eye soothing beauties and the calming serenity of nature have been depicted through colours, brushe strokes on canvasses and papers by Japanese artist Toyomi Hoshina. His artworks are currently being displayed in a nine-day exhibition at the Bengal Shilpalaya Gallery at Dhanmondi, Dhaka.
Toyomi Hoshina has dealt mainly with nature and to some extent his life in about 60 paintings done in different mediums like water and oil colour. Besides, the artist has also used silver glitters and paper cuttings on several of his paintings. A Memory of a Botanical Garden-1 is one of the paintings by Hoshina that would arrest your eyes. Done with water colour and black ink, the painting reveals small yellow and red flowers along with cloud like splashes of light blue water colour scattered on a white paper. Memory of a Botanical Garden-2 is quite opposite than the first one as this painting depicts some dark flowers and branches intertwined with one another in the centre of the paper.
Flowers have also been depicted in the painting titled Crimson Flowers under a Golden Sky. The artist has used silver glitters on the flowers that sparkle when light falls on them, creating a magnificent effect. Only careful observation can reveal a human face with lips curled in a blowing motion in a water colour painting titled Blowing Colours. The face, which is only visible through a thin outline, has been craftily mingled with the darkness and ambiguity of the backdrop by the artist.
The people that the Hoshina have come across in life have left imprints in his mind. The artist has portrayed a female face of such an individual in the first painting of the series titled The Face of Memory.
‘I have taken part in many exhibitions around the world and had a great inclination to organise an exhibition in Bangladesh as it is an Asian country and I am also an Asian. It is a pleasant experience to discover how the people of Bangladesh receive my works,’ said Hoshina, who is a teacher of fine arts in Tokyo University of Arts.
Inaugurated on August 17, the exhibition will remain open everyday from 12:00 to 8:00pm till August 25.
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