Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts requests the pleasure of your company at the inaugural ceremony of a nine-day solo painting exhibition of New York based artist Md Tokon titled 'Silent Spaces' on 6 January 2012, Friday, at 5 pm at Bengal Shilpalaya.
Renowned artist Rafiqun Nabi will be present as the Chief Guest and inaugurate the exhibition. Lauren Lovelace, Director The American Center, Mr. Akku Chowdhury, Trustee, Liberation War Museum, and art collector Tajwar F. Haque will be present as Special Guests.
– Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts
Time and Venue : 5 pm, Friday, 6 January 2012
Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts
House 42, Road 16 (new), Dhanmondi R/A
Dhaka-1209, Phone: 123115, 9113115
The exhibition will be open until 14 January 2012, daily from 12 - 8 pm
About the artist
Artist Md Tokon was born in 1978, Jhenidah, Bangladesh. He studied in BFA for 3 years at the Institute of Fine Arts (presently Faculty of Fine Arts), University of Dhaka, till 2000. Obtained Associate Degree in Art & Advertising Design, The City University of New York, USA in 2005, B.A. Art & Communication Design, The City University of New York, USA in 2007 and has been studying at the Art Students League of New York, USA since, 2007. His awards include Grant Prize from AfterSputnik Art Project, New York, USA, 2009; Red Dot Award (Best Work) at the Art Students League of New York, USA in 2009, 2010, 2011 and in 2012. Presently he is working as Senior Designer, The City University of New York, USA and living in New York since 2001.
Recently his works are exhibited Queens Museum of Art, New York ; Aicon Gallery, New York; Charles B. Wang Center, Stony Brook University; Jorgensen Gallery, University of Connecticut; Grace Art Gallery, Grace Institute New York; Tower 49 Sky Lobby Gallery, New York; The Affordable Art Fair New York; International Art Expo, Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York.
American abstract painter Ronnie Landfield Says, "I have written in the past that Md Tokon work was accomplished, well made, and expressive of his personal experience and of his sense of color and nature. Of late his work has become all the more succinct, direct, and to the point as he has matured into a painter who has a clear idea of what he needs to paint about. It is no small accomplishment to travel from one culture to another and to absorb what is universal and important from both cultures; and be able to reflect those insights and to create works of art that resonate meaning to all. Md Tokon has evolved into a very fine emerging young artist who has grasped the essence of the East and the West in his work."
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