• Colombo Art Biennale: Conceiving Space

    2016, JDA Perera Gallery, Colombo | Endless Space, Acrylic on Paper Triangles, 52 x 57 cm ( x7) and Mirror, Cloth, Acrylic, 14 x 10 cm

  • Liminal Space: Reconfiguring Identity and Space through Contemporary Art

    2016, JDA Perera Gallery, Colombo

  • Seven Conversations

    2015, Saskia Fernando Gallery, Colombo | Curated by Sharmini Pereira and T. Shanaathanan

  • Seven Conversations

    2015, Saskia Fernando Gallery, Colombo | Curated by Sharmini Pereira and T. Shanaathanan

PAKKIYARAJAH PUSHPAKANTHAN b.1989

Pakkiyarajah Pushpakanthan holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts of the University of Jaffna. The mood of Pushpakanthan’s work is intentionally unsettling as he draws inspiration from his  first-handexperiences in the conflict and trauma of the war in the North. By exploring unforgettable memories of death, disappearance, torture and wounds, the artist uses his work as a space to lay bare the painful realities of the past so that people can grieve and heal. Rather than searching for answers of solutions, he moves through refined shifts of perception, hoping that the spectator is able to empathize with the trauma and it’s meaning.

 

Education

2014   Bachelor of Fine Arts (Art & Design), University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka

 

Solo Exhibitions

2016   Inequality | Paradise Road Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka

 

Group Exhibitions and Work Shops
2016    Serendipity Arts Festival Goa | Goa, India

2016   Conceiving Virtual Space | Curated by Alnoor Mitha and Saskia Fernando | ArtSpaceSriLanka.com

2016   Colombo Art Biennale: Conceiving Space | Colombo, Sri Lanka

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

2016   C/A/M/P – Contemporary Artists’ Meeting Point | Lionel Wendt Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka

2015   Colomboscope: Shadow Scenes | Rio Hotel and Cinema, Colombo, Sri Lanka

2015   Seven Conversations | Saskia Fernando Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka

2014   Exhibition of Paintings | JDA Perera Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka

2013   Art Effects from Jaffna | Park Street Mews, Colombo, Sri Lanka

2016 Serendipity Arts Festival | Goa, India
2016 Conceiving Virtual Space | Curated by Alnoor Mitha and Saskia Fernando | ArtSpaceSriLanka.com
2016 Colombo Art Biennale: Conceiving Space | Colombo, Sri Lanka
2016 Liminal Space: Reconfiguring Identity and Space through Contemporary Art | JDA Perera Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2016 Inequality | Paradise Road Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2016 C/A/M/P – Contemporary Artists’ Meeting Point | Lionel Wendt Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2015 Colomboscope: Shadow Scenes | Rio Hotel and Cinema, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2015 Seven Conversations | Saskia Fernando Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2014 Exhibition of Paintings | JDA Perera Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2013 Art Effects from Jaffna | Park Street Mews, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Saskia Fernando Gallery