Mrinmoy Bangla, a group art exhibition of four young artists featuring a rich collection of water colour paintings depicting the beauty and nature of Bangladesh, kicked off at the Mohakhali DOHS chapter of Gallery Cosmos on September 7.

Thai Ambassador to Bangladesh Panpimon Suwannapongse inaugurated the exhibition as the chief guest.

A total of 45 artworks of the four artists -- Juton Chandra Roy, Suman Kumar Sarkar, Kamruzzoha and Maneek Bonik, who mainly work with water colour to portray the natural landscape beauty of Bangladesh, have been put on display at the 15-day long show.

Gallery Cosmos Chairman Enayetullah Khan said an affinity with nature remains one of the mainstays of Bangladeshi artistic inspiration.

Depicting nature in water colour is perhaps the most quintessential form of art from Bangladesh, he said, adding that through such exhibition, Gallery Cosmos looks to shine a light on the present generation artists' engagement with nature.

In the presence of Panpimon Suwannapongse, who is also an artist, Khan also talked about possible initiatives which can be taken as part of the cultural exchange between Bangladesh and Thailand.

Gallery Cosmos Director Tehmina Enayet said Bangla word 'mrinmoy' means something out of clay and the four young artists painted the artworks out of their passion and thought for the nature, making the works exceptional.

The exhibition will remain open from 12pm to 8pm every day until September 27.

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