Bangladeshi creative impressionist artist and painter Mahfuzur Rahman has recently been positioned as one of the semifinalists in the “Artist of The Year” art competition, organized by the United Kingdom-based art organization The Artist Lounge. His painting, titled "Ancestors", secured him this prestigious position at the first-ever edition of this competition and the artwork is now being exhibited in the virtual exhibition. The competition called for artists worldwide, from June to July 2021, to share their best creations, offering 14 awards with artworks being entered in 12 different categories. READ: Young Bangladeshi artists honor Gandhi through art “We are absolutely delighted with the overwhelming number and quality of entries - the standard was outstanding (with applications from 26 different countries) and it certainly made it very hard for our curators to shortlist the artworks moving forward to the next phase,” the organization stated about the competition. Based in Dhaka, Bangladesh and currently residing in Dubai, UAE, artist Mahfuzur Rahman shared his feelings and excitement over this achievement to UNB.