• Extravagance Installation

    2015 Exhibition

  • Since 1983 Installation

    2016 Exhibition

  • Since 1983 Installation

    2016 Exhibition

  • Since 1983 Installation

    2016 Exhibition

  • The Pond of Dreams

    2014, Acrylic on Canvas, 100 x 145 cm

  • Floating Rocks

    2016, Acrylic on Canvas, 62 x 153 cm

  • Since 1983 I

    2016, Mixed Media on Canvas, 147 x 117 cm

  • Since 1983 IV

    2016, Mixed Media on Canvas, 92 x 77cm

  • Gangarama

    2015, Acrylic on canvas, 150 x 122 cm

  • Transition Art Show

  • Since 1983 VI

    2016, Mixed Media on Canvas, 92 x 76.5 cm

  • Primrose Path II

    2015, Acrylic on Canvas, 125.5 x 145.5 cm

  • Since 1983

    2016, Mixed Media on Linen Canvas, 122 x 90 cm

b. 1980

Gayan Prageeth holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Kelaniya in Colombo and soon became one of the islands prominent artists. He combines intricate acrylic painting with fine ink drawings on rice paper, pasted on the canvas, to evolve a dynamic sharpness within his elaborate compositions. In his recent series titled Since 1983, Prageeth furthermore explores the art of installation, with a subtle link to the ready-made, transforming manufactured steel buckets into time critical objects. In contrast to the political carnival portrayed in Gayan Prageeth’s previous exhibition, these new works illustrate the turmoil of the eruption of the civil war through installation and geometric symbolism – a combination of works that demonstrate not only our history but also the current state of many countries around the world. Overall, his body of work is characterized by a Sri Lankan specific iconography and bears a sensitive awareness of ongoing environmental and political issues. His works have moved further into controversial politics facing the island over the past years. The subtlety with which he approaches his subject combined with a strong detail in his technique make him part of the growing trend of artists choosing to use contrast as a mechanism of representation in their art.

 

Education

2009 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting First Class), University of the Visual and Performing Arts, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2003 Diploma in Desktop Publishing, Abacus Institute of Computer Technology, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka

 

Solo Exhibitions

2016 Since 1983 | Saskia Fernando Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2015 Extravagance | Saskia Fernando Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2013 Exhibition of New Paintings | Paradise Road Galleries, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2010 Paradox | Paradise Road Galleries, Colombo, Sri Lanka

 

Group Exhibitions

2016 Conceiving Virtual Space | Curated by Alnoor Mitha and Saskia Fernando | ArtSpaceSriLanka.com
2016 Colombo Art Biennale: Conceiving Space | Colombo, Sri Lanka
2016 The Department show J.D.A. Perera Gallery, University of Visual and Performing Arts, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2015 Transition | Sri Lankan Contemporary Art Exhibition in Mandala Art Gallery Singapore
2015 UVPA 10 th Anniversary Show Visual Art Exhibition | JDA Perera Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2013 SAARC Artist Camp | National Art Gallery, Male, Maldives
2012 Asian Art Biennale | Shilpa Kala Academy, Dhaka, Bangladesh
2012 Nawa Kalakaruwo | National Art Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka (Presented By George Keyt Foundation)
2011 Exhibition of Visual Arts | Stairway Gallery, Thilanka Hotel,  Kandy, Sri Lanka
2010 Constellation | Barefoot Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2010 Expressions of Independence | JDA Gallery, University of Visual and Performing Arts, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2008 13th Asian Art Biennale | Dhaka, Bangladesh
2008 MOB: An Exhibition of Visual Art | Lionel Wendt Gallery,  Colombo, Sri Lanka
2008 State Art and Sculpture Festival | National Art Gallery, Colombo,  Sri Lanka
2008 Expressions of Independence | National Art Gallery, Colombo, Sri  Lanka
2008 Nawa Kalakaruwo | Organized by the George Keyt Foundation, National Art Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2007 State Art and Sculpture Festival | National Art Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2007 Nawa Kalakaruwo | Organized by the George Keyt Foundation, National Art Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2006 Young Contemporaries | Organized by George Keyt Foundation,  National Art Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2005 Tsunami Exhibition | J.D.A. Perera Gallery, University of Visual and Performing Arts, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2005 State Art and Sculpture Festival | National Art Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2002 State Art and Sculpture Festival | National Art Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka

 

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