• 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, Sri Lanka
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, Sri Lanka
2015 10th Anniversary show | UVPA, JDA Perera Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2014 Group show at Saskia Fernando Gallery,Colombo, Sri Lanka
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
2003/2006 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

Solo Exhibitions

2015 Eternal Landscape | Paradise Road Gallery,Colombo, Sri Lanka
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, Sri Lanka
2015 10th Anniversary show | UVPA, JDA Perera Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2014 Group show at Saskia Fernando Gallery,Colombo, Sri Lanka
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
2003/2006 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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