As the Honourable Minister of Cultural Affairs, could you kindly share your thoughts on this occasion?
I am familiar with Bipasha’s work, but it’s the first time I have seen Ratnashwar’s work. I don’t believe I am entitled to comment on the depth of their art, but the fact that the French ambassador took the initiative to gather the two artists along with the reputable guests, deserves much appreciation. It is a matter of pride that we can uphold our artists’ selections to the international diplomatic community in Dhaka. Many a times, for different reasons, the expatriates are unable to indulge in the promising artwork of Bangladesh, thereby missing out on the true meaning of Bangladeshi art. Therefore, this opportunity is a rather positive one. It is a great assortment of two different art forms from the painters. One is very abstract, while the other is quite subjective. Thereby we can experience a variety of art under the same roof.