Silent Spaces

March 31, 2011

Md. Tokon’s solo exhibition in New York
Queens Museum of Art in New York, USA has organised a solo painting exhibition featuring works of Bangladeshi expatriate painter Md. Tokon. The painter has been in New York since 2001. The exhibition opened on March 19 and will run till April 10. The museum also held a reception in honour of the artist on March 27.
Before leaving for New York, the artist spent most of his time in Jhenidah and Dhaka. Urban life and its various socio-economic aspects as well as the surrounding atmosphere have made a great impact on his work.
Tokon left the country after graduating from the Institute of Fine Arts (now Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka). He studied Communication Design at The City University of New York. He is also a graphic designer. Last year, his solo exhibition was held at Sky Lobby Gallery in New York.
Nature, human relationships, depression, isolation, ecstasy, physiological journey and inner vision are the artist’s preferred themes.
The artist usually uses thick colours and creates several textures and forms on the canvas. Vibrant colours and vague forms are noticeable features of his paintings, which follow the abstract expressionism style. His compositions reveal rough texture and opulent arrangement of space. Primarily, the artist concentrates on the use of space. Crimson, azure, yellow, emerald green and black are mostly used in his works.


Courtesy of The Daily Star

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