• Unconventional Beauty

    2015 Exhibition

  • Prediction Extinction

    2016 Exhibition

  • Prediction Extinction

    2016 Exhibition

  • Kartel I

    2016, Mixed Media on Paper, 99 x 69 cm

  • Kartel II

    2016, Mixed Media on Paper, 99 x 69 cm

  • Firi

    2015, Pencil on Paper, 75 x 51 cm

  • Lakshmi

    2016, Pencil on Paper, 40 x 30 cm

  • Paul

    2015, Pencil on Paper, 40 x 30 cm

  • Jaws in Danger

    2016, Pen on Paper, 100 x 71 cm

  • Laughing Death

    2016, Pen on Paper, 100 x 71 cm

  • Leak on Beak

    2016, Pen on Paper, 100 x 71 cm

  • Mappa Slave Island

    2016, Mixed Media on Paper, 100 x 151 cm

  • Solitary Confinement

    2016, Pen on Paper, 100 x 71 cm

  • Fazil

    2015, Pencil on Paper, 40 x 28 cm

  • Fero

    2015, Pencil on Paper, 65 x 42 cm

b. 1990

Firi Rahman was educated at the Foundation of Art and Design at City and Guilds at the Manchester College. His body of work consists of hyperrealist drawings, wherein he prefers the elegance of black ink pen drawings to evolve precise and substantial textures on paper within the spectrum of black, grey and white. After completing research on the subject of extinction accompanied by his own advocacy against the increase in endangered species in Sri Lanka alone, he began work on drawings of animals that depict their story within markings and the illustration itself. Moving away from direct representation into a narrative of purpose the artist combines the story with the movement and character of his subject, using detail to create a seemingly tactile creature. As a Malay artist based in Slave Island, Rahman immersed the fields of conceptual cartography in his latest series. On large format he unfolds a partly historical, partly fictitious view of Slave Island to the spectator. Although his intentions are rather personal besides historical research, he follows the tradition of artists as historiographers. He spotlights the threads of multiple historical narratives running through Slave Island, which makes it a unique space in Colombo’s urban historical identity.

 

Education

2012 Foundation in Art and Design at City and Guilds, Manchester College, UK


Solo Exhibitions

2016 Prediction Extiction | Saskia Fernando Gallery, Colombo
2015 Unconventional Beauty | Saskia Fernando Gallery, Colombo

 

Group Exhibitions

2016 Colombo Art Biennale: Conceiving Space | Colombo, Sri Lanka
2016 Liminal Space: Reconfiguring Identity and Place through Contemporary Art | JDA Perera Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2015 Shadow Scenes | Colomboscope – Curated by Natasha Ginwala & Menika Van Der Poorten.

 

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Saskia Fernando Gallery