Dr Irshad Ali, former professor of Anthropology in Gauhati University has exhibited some of his paintings in a solo show at State Art Gallery, Guwahati. The exhibition (18-22 November 2013) has included over 40 artworks, mostly in acrylic medium.
Presented by Nabakanta Barua Foundation in association with the Directorate of Cultural Affaires Assam, the exhibition was inaugurated by eminent Assamese folklorist Dr Birendranath Datta on Monday. The inaugural function was also addressed by Sharodi Saikia, secretary of Shrimanta Shankardev Kalakshetra, educationist Usharanjan Bhattacharya, journalist Nava Thakuria etc.
The self taught artist has adopted the human as his focal areas in creations. With stronger and thinner lines, Dr Ali has painted various moods of the living beings in different occasions. Some of his representative works reflected the personalities of Bhupen Hazarika, Birendranath Datta, Tafajjul Ali etc.