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12:00 AM, November 28, 2016 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, November 28, 2016

Two Bangladeshi artists exhibit in Myanmar

Jamal Ahmed and Mohammad Iqbal at Gallery Yangon

A weeklong art exhibition titled “Confluence of Minds and Interplay of Colours–II” was inaugurated recently at Gallery Yangon, Myanmar. The exhibition is featuring recent artworks by two renowned Bangladeshi artists –Jamal Ahmed and Mohammad Iqbal. The Bangladesh Embassy, Yangon and National University of Arts and Culture, Yangon have jointly organised the exhibition. 

Though there lies a longstanding relationship between Bangladesh and Myanmar, the Bangladesh Embassy in Yangon has recently taken multifaceted initiatives to strengthen the cultural ties between the two countries. This exhibition is a part of that initiative. The first episode of the exhibition, successfully held last year, left a great impression among art enthusiasts and cultural personalities of Myanmar. 

The artists -- Jamal Uddin Ahmed and Mohammad Iqbal -- are faculty members of the Department of Drawing and Painting, Faculty of Fine Art, University of Dhaka. Both the artists are graduated from the department they are now teaching. Jamal Ahmed also studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Poland and Osaka University of Foreign Language, Japan. Ahmed has exhibited his works in Japan, Poland, UK, USA, India, Pakistan and numerous times in Bangladesh. 

Mohammad Iqbal is a MONBUSHO Scholar and obtained PhD on Oil Painting, from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts in Japan. His paintings were exhibited in many renowned galleries of Japan and Bangladesh. 

The artists have chosen similar subjects like daily life, living and social obstacles of the people of Bangladesh for the exhibition that runs till November 30. 

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