• Eternal Landscape XVI

    2015, Tempera on Handmade Paper on Canvas, 147 x 62 cm

  • Eternal Landscape XV

    2015, Tempera on Handmade Paper on Canvas, 147 x 62 cm

  • Eternal Landscape XIX

    2015, Tempera on Handmade Paper on Canvas, 147 x 62 cm

  • Eternal landscape II

    2015, Tempera on Handmade Paper on Canvas, 122 x 122 cm

  • Inner View IV

    2014, Watercolour on paper, 101 x 101 cm

  • Inner View I

    2014, Watercolour on paper, 101 x 101cm

  • Untitled X

    2014, Watercolour on board 56 x 56 cm

  • Eternal landscape I

    2015, Tempera on Handmade Paper on Canvas, 152.4 x 152.4 cm

NUWAN NALAKA b. 1981

Nuwan Nalaka holds a Masters of Fine Arts from the Rabindra Bharati University in Kolkata, India. In his work Nalaka confronts the subjects of nature, spirituality and psychology. His series of monotone landscapes on canvas marrouflage rice paper depict typical scenes of the Central Province of the island combined with calligraphic poetry based on local fables. In addition, his work on paper, titled ‘Inner Self’, deals with the subjects of gender and politics, often with the woman or man’s torso painted from the back, waist upwards. Similar to his landscapes he works on detailed smaller imagery within the torso, playing with the contrast of space and symbols by leaving the background completely bear. Nalaka uses traditional techniques of painting to painstakingly work in minute detail on his narrative using symbols and script in combination with bold imagery on textured papers to enhance his imagery.

 

Education

2013     M.F.A. [Painting] Rabindra Bharati University. Kolkata,India

2007     B.V.A. (Sp.) Painting, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, India

 

Solo Exhibitions

2015      Eternal Landscape | Paradise Road Gallery,Colombo

2014      Inner View | Paradise Road Galleries, Colombo, Sri Lanka

2011      A Voyage on Boat | Lionel Wendt Art Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka

2010      Incredible Watercolour Painting at Galle Fort | Galle Fort, Sri Lanka

2009      Visions of a Nation | Lionel Wendt Art Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka

2008      Portrait of Sri Lanka | Alliance Françoise de Kandy, Sri Lanka

2008      Transition | Alliance Françoise de Colombo, Sri Lanka

2007      Kolkata – A City of Vintage Tune | Indian Cultural Centre, Colombo, Sri Lanka

2006      Kolkata – A City of Vintage Tune | Indian Cultural Centre, Colombo, Sri Lanka

 

Group Exhibitions

2016       Liminal Space: Reconfiguring Identity and Place through Contemporary Art | JDA Perera Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka

2016      11th Anniversary show | University of The Visual & Performing Arts, Colombo

2015      10th Anniversery show | UVPA, JDA Perera Gallery, Colombo

2014      Grop show at Saskia Fernando Gallery,Colombo

2013      Group Exhibition | Birla Academy, Kolkata, India

2013      Goti Group Exhibition |  ICCR Gallery, Kolkata, India

2012      Project Artnexxt | Lalit Kala Academy, Delhi and Hyderabad, India

2012      Annual Art Exhibition | Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, India

2011      Goti Group show | Birla Academy of Fine Art, Kolkata, India

2010      Paintings by 40 Contemporary Artist | Town Hall, Kolkata, India

2009      V3 | Academy of fine Art, Kolkata, India

2009      View Between Tree | Karnataka Chitrakala Parishad, Bangalore & Baroda, India

2009      Buddha Purnima | Gallery K2, Kolkata, India

2009      All Said & Done | Gallery K2, Kolkata, India

2008      International Art Exhibition | Rabindranath Tegore Centre, ICCR, India

2003-06 Annual Art Exhibition | Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, India

2002      Ape Lokaya | National Art Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka

2000      Seya Roo Siththam Dekma | Sarana Auditorium, Sri Lanka

1999      Siyath Roo Siyasin | Bandaranayaka Vidyalaya, Gampaha, Sri Lanka

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Saskia Fernando Gallery