PREDICTION EXTINCTION | FIRI RAHMAN | 2016

31.03.16 - 02.04.16

Firi Rahman’s body of work consists entirely of hyperrealist drawings. In this series Rahman has evolved from portraiture to conceptual hyperrealism. After completing research on the subject of extinction accompanied by his own advocacy against the increase in endangered species in Sri Lanka alone, he began work on drawings of animals that depict their story within markings and the illustration itself. Moving away from direct representation into a narrative of purpose the artist combines the story with the movement and character of his subject, using detail to create a seemingly tactile creature.

Saskia Fernando

2016

 

Saskia Fernando Gallery