Dhali Al Mamoon

Drawing and Thinking, Thinking and Drawing – 1

Kala Kendra, an art gallery run by artists, has organised solo art exhibition titled ‘Drawing and Thinking, Thinking and Drawing – 1’ by eminent artist Dhali Al Mamoon. The exhibition opened on 10th March and will continue till 31st March 2018, everyday from 5-8 pm at the gallery. Artitude is hosting the exhibition online.

The exhibition has been innaugurated by renowned artist Monirul Islam and the eminent professor of fine arts NisarHossain. Kala Kendra and the exhibition is curated by WakilurRahman.

                                                                                              Dhali Al Mamoon

Artist Statement

I did not take drawing only as a practising tool or an aid to visual expressions but took it as a complete medium of artisty. I believe, drawing can express the geometry of thoughts, realisations and human experiences.

The meterials used for the drawings presented at this enhibition are tea, indigo and cloves. These meterialshave not been used only to express visual narratives but also were ralevant to the subject matter of the artwoks, its geneology, history and its representation.

Drawing and Thinking, Thinking and Drawing – 1 Dhali Al Mamoon

Posted by Kala Kendra on Friday, 9 March 2018


Dhali Al Mamoon

Short Biography

Dhali Al Mamoon is a Bangladeshi artist and pedagogue based in Chittagong. He is one of the leading contemporary visual artist working from 80s with diverse medium. His drawings, paintings, kinetic sculptures / moving objects and installations explore the varied systems of knowledge and experience that have converged over time in his homeland. With shifting layers of light, liquid, texture and form;Mamoon constructs complex, melodramatic experiences that are allegorical in effect – casting flickers of new light on our understanding of memory and history in our region.

In 2013, Mamoon’s works were presented in the Bangladesh Pavilion at La Biennale di Venezia, as well as in a solo exhibition at Bengal Art Lounge and in 2016 (Time Coincidence and History) at Bengal gallery. In 2006, Mamoonwas awarded with the Grand Prize at the 12th Asian Art Biennale, Bangladesh. His works have been collected by Bangladesh National Museum; Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan; Bengal Foundation, Bangladesh; Ibsen Museum, Norway and by many other public and private collections at home and abroad

Kala Kendra: 1/11, Iqbal Road (3rd Floor), Mohammadpur, Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh.