• 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 b.1978

Pramith Geekiyanage holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Kelaniya in Colombo Sri Lanka. 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 artist’s 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, Sri Lanka

 

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

2017 Sri Lankan Artist | George Keyt Foundation, JDA Perera Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2015 Transition | Sri Lankan Contemporary Art Exhibition in Mandala Art Gallery Singapore
2011 Goethe Gate Party | Goethe Institute & Colombo Art Biennale,Colombo, Sri Lanka
 2010 Leo Art | Leo Burnett Solutions, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2008 Leo Art | Leo Burnett Solutions, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2007 Zero | Lionel Wendt Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2007 Nawa Kalakaruwo | organized by George Keyt Foundation, National art Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2006 Nawa Kalakaruwo | organized by George Keyt Foundation, National art Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2006 Young Contemporaries | organized by George Keyt Foundation, National Art Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2005 Dark December | Faculty of Visual Art, University of the Visual and Performing Arts, Colombo, Sri Lanka

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

2017 Sri Lankan Artist | George Keyt Foundation, JDA Perera Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2015 Transition | Sri Lankan Contemporary Art Exhibition in Mandala Art Gallery Singapore
2011 Goethe Gate Party | Goethe Institute & Colombo Art Biennale,Colombo, Sri Lanka
 2010 Leo Art | Leo Burnett Solutions, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2008 Leo Art | Leo Burnett Solutions, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2007 Zero | Lionel Wendt Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2007 Nawa Kalakaruwo | organized by George Keyt Foundation, National art Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2006 Nawa Kalakaruwo | organized by George Keyt Foundation, National art Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2006 Young Contemporaries | organized by George Keyt Foundation, National Art Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2005 Dark December | Faculty of Visual Art, University of the Visual and Performing Arts, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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