EXTRAVAGANCE | GAYAN PRAGEETH | 2015

28.03.15 - 25.04.15

After over a year of preparation, Prageeth presents a series of ten paintings contemplating Sri Lanka’s previous ruling regime. The artist defends the exhibitions timing and reiterates that the country’s recent shift in power is purely coincidental. This series is a continuation of the artist’s focus on Sri Lankan politics, a trend in the local art scene since the late 80s. The attention to detail in Prageeth’s work also plays on the contrast hidden within his title ‘Extravagance’, a word that can be used in both a negative and positive context. The story behind each work connects strongly with political, governmental and social extravagance.

Saskia Fernando Gallery