Azmeer Hossain's fifth solo exhibition "Beckoning Horizon" made a splash at the Edge Gallery, Gulshan.
The exhibition features 62 paintings. Among them, 50 pictures painted in water colour and the remaining paintings are in acrylic and mixed media.
Finding yourself surrounded by an eclectic selection of paintings, you find that most of the artworks are part of four series- Horizon, Mindscape, Memory and Monsoon. The exhibition displays colours, shapes, taken inspiration from reality, memory, and imagination.
The dense imagery of Azmeer's "Horizon I" is particularly attention-grabbing. As an artist, Azmeer makes use of a large sky that is overcast with dark clouds. The painting also shows a sea, packs of white seagulls are seen taking flight before the storm. A lot of seafaring fishing boats are nestled on the seashore.
The attention to detail in his abstract and realistic paintings is exquisite. Azmeer takes months and sometimes even years for the Monsoon seires in water colours.
Having graduated from Department of Printmaking from Faculty of Fine Arts of University of Dhaka, the artist completed three drawing courses led by John Ruggeri from the School of Visual Art, New York, USA. He also attained education in Painting and Mixed Media from The Arts Students League of New York, USA in 2006.
Azmeer Hossain came up with his own unique way of using water colours after twenty-five years of studying and research. "Over the years, I have developed my own way to remedy these flaws of watercolour and this particular way of using watercolour has become my signature style," he stated.
"In the future, I am hoping to spread my knowledge on watercolours to the next generation of artists," added the artist.
He created most of the artworks of this exhibition during the Covid-19 lockdown days.
The exhibition was inaugurated on June 18 and will continue till July 23.