• Symmetry

    2016, Saskia Fernando Gallery, Colombo

  • Symmetry

    2016, Saskia Fernando Gallery, Colombo

  • Symmetry

    2016, Saskia Fernando Gallery, Colombo

  • Symmetry

    2016, Saskia Fernando Gallery, Colombo

  • Symmetry

    2016, Saskia Fernando Gallery, Colombo

  • Symmetry

    2016, Saskia Fernando Gallery, Colombo

  • Symmetry

    2016, Saskia Fernando Gallery, Colombo

Pramith Geekiyanage holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Kelaniya in Colombo. Geekiyanage’s early work focused entirely on figurative drawings on canvas of the male torso. The muscular lines of the naked back often in brown and grey hues became the artists signature for a couple of years until he completely abolished his figurative work and began painting abstract linear works on canvas. His significant series Symmetry (2016) presents a body of work that places emphasis on the visual aesthetic of space and color. Similarly, to the inkblots used in the Rorschach psychological tests these paintings invoke emotional responses. Inkblots have been used as tests of both creativity and emotion by researchers since the 19th century. The use of these abstract designs goes back to the time of Leonardo da Vinci in the process of defining character and personality. Coincidentally Geekiyanage relates his work strongly to the role it has played in transforming his own surroundings and the world in which he lives. He relates his artistic practice to his search for inner peace; his abstract works are therefore without meaning and put forward to the viewer as an ambiguous statement.

 

Education

2008    Bachelor of Fine Arts (Design special), University of Visual and Performing Arts, Colombo,

 

Solo Exhibitions

2016    Symmetry | Saskia Fernando Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka

2015    Exhibitions of Paintings, Paradise Road Galleries, Colombo, Sri Lanka

2014    Exhibitions of Paintings, Paradise Road Galleries, Colombo, Sri Lanka

2008    Exhibitions of Paintings, Paradise Road Galleries, Colombo, Sri Lanka

2007    My Self, Paradise Road Galleries, Colombo, Sri Lanka

 

Group Exhibitions

2015    Transition | Sri Lankan Contemporary Art Exhibition in Mandala Art Gallery Singapore

2011    Goethe Gate Party (Collective of Contemporary Artists), Goethe Institute & Colombo Art Biennale,

Colombo, Sri Lanka

2010    Leo Art, Exhibitions of Paintings, Leo Burnett Solutions, Colombo, Sri Lanka

2008    Leo Art, Exhibitions of Paintings, Leo Burnett Solutions, Colombo, Sri Lanka

2007    Zero, Visual Art Exhibition, Lionel Wendt Art Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka

2007    Nawa Kalakaruwo, George Keyt Foundation, National Art Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka

2006    Nawa Kalakaruwo, George Keyt Foundation, National Art Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka

2006    Young Contemporaries, George Keyt Foundation, National Art Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka

2005    Dark December, Faculty of Visual Art, Colombo Sri Lanka

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Saskia Fernando Gallery