Mrinal Haque’s superstar sculptures on show in Dhaka

Mrinal Haque’s celebrity sculptures on display in Dhaka

Fiberglass figures of Mom Teresa, Sheikh Hasina and Donald Trump on show at Mrinal Haque’s Superstar Gallery exhibition in Dhaka | Rajib Dhar/Dhaka Tribune

Guests have likened the exhibition to Madame Tussaud’s wax museums

Sculptor Mrinal Haque has been showing a very good choice of his paintings at a Gulshan space since December eight remaining yr.

Fiberglass statues of famend folks – home and world, fictional and actual – make up what Mrinal calls his “Superstar Gallery” which might per chance rival Madame Tussaud’s.

The road-up comprises High Minister Sheikh Hasina, Indian High Minister Narendra Modi, US President Donald Trump, Rabindranath Tagore, Kazi Nazrul Islam, Mom Teresa, Che Guevara, Michael Jackson, Kshudiram Basu, Charlie Chaplin, Lionel Messi, Rowan Atkinson as Mr Bean, Shahrukh Khan, The 3 Stooges (Larry, Mo, and Curly), Princess Diana, Suchitra Sen, Shakira, Yoda, Bob Marley, Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, the Na’vi from James Cameron’s Avatar. Spider Guy, and a number of other others.

Kazi Nazrul Islam in the back of bars as a fibreglass sculpture in Mrinal Haque’s Superstar Exhibition gallery in Dhaka | Rajib Dhar/Dhaka Tribune

Sheikh Hasina’s statue, flanked through Mom Teresa, depicts an evergreen shape, whilst her neighbour Trump turns out to have pop out of the 90s or 80s, when he used to be a lot leaner. The standout is Kazi Nazrul Islam, with evident eyes and a prison-themed diorama that units the tone for the rebellion poet. The Na’vi showcase for sure took numerous effort to set the jungle vibe. After which there’s petrified expression on Princess Diana’s countenance.

However, the hassle and credit score, all cross to Mrinal Haque, who funded this endeavour out of his personal wallet.

He mentioned he plans to show off 40 statues on the second one flooring of the development. The reception from guests used to be heat at the first day, however a definite loss of exposure has been negative.

A number of guests have likened the exhibition to Madame Tussaud’s wax museums all over the world.

The gallery is situated in space 5/A, on the nook of highway#2 and highway#5. The gallery stays open on a daily basis for guests from 12-8pm. There’s a Tk500 access charge.

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