• Twilight XIX

    2019, Acrylic on Canvas, 198cm x 138cm

  • LANDSCAPE XVIII

    2015, Acrylic on Canvas, 182cm x 182cm

  • TWILIGHT VI

    2019, Acrylic on Canvas, 180cm 180cm

  • KOMOREBI XVI

    2017, Acrylic on Canvas, 203cm x 306cm

  • CONTEMPORARY REALISM XIX

    2017, Acrylic on Canvas, 108cm x 52cm

  • KOMOREBI XVIII

    2018, Acrylic on Canvas, 182cm x 182cm

  • KOMOREBI XXXIV

    2018, Acrylic on Canvas, 182cm x 122cm

RUWAN PRASANNA b.1980

Ruwan Prasanna holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Kelaniya in Colombo. Haptic texture patterns evolve on the surface of the canvas by the artist’s seemingly spontaneous hand of gestural brush strokes. By capturing the play of natural light with the essence of nature using colour combinations that resemble the works of abstract impressionists from the 19th century, he exaggerates his own style as a painter by continuously playing with different thickness of strokes and colours. The artists early work showed strong influences from his peers, namely Jagath Ravindra, from the Sri Lankan contemporary art scene however since his 2015 exhibition he has come into his own direction as one of the few young artists in the island to dedicate his practice to abstract painting.

 

Education

2013 Vibhavi Academy of Fine Arts, Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, Sri Lanka

 

Solo Exhibitions

2019 Twilight | Paradise Road Galleries, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2017 Komorebi | Saskia Fernando Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2015 Landscapes | Saskia Fernando Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2013 Landscapes | Saskia Fernando Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2011 Paradise Road Galleries, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2010 Paradise Road Galleries, Colombo, Sri Lanka

 

Group Exhibitions

2013 Contemporary Landscapes | Saskia Fernando Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2011 Kala Pola | Organised by George Keyt Foundation, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2011 Art Way Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2010 Art Way Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2010 Park Street Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2009 Art Way Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2008 State Festival Exhibition of Painting & Sculpture |  National Art Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2007 Ogilvy ‘Otherside’ Exhibition | Barefoot Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2007 State Festival Exhibition of Painting & Sculpture | National Art Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2007 Sharika Gallery, Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2007 Kala Pola | Organised by George Keyt Foundation | Colombo, Sri Lanka
2007 Exhibition of Young Contemporaries | Harold Peiris Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2007 World Tourism Day | Bentota Beach Hotel, Bentota, Sri Lanka
2006 Kala Pola | Organised by George Keyt Foundation | Colombo, Sri Lanka
2006 Exhibition of Young Contemporaries | Harold Peiris Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2005 Kala Pola | Organised by George Keyt Foundation | Colombo, Sri Lanka
2005 Exhibition of Young Contemporaries | Harold Peiris Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2004 Tsunami Exhibition | Organised by Bates | Slave Island Railway Station, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2004 Exhibition of Young Contemporaries | Harold Peiris Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2004 Kala Pola | Organised by George Keyt Foundation | Colombo, Sri Lanka

Solo Exhibitions

2019 Twilight | Paradise Road Galleries, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2017 Komorebi | Saskia Fernando Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2015 Landscapes | Saskia Fernando Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2013 Landscapes | Saskia Fernando Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2011 Paradise Road Galleries, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2010 Paradise Road Galleries, Colombo, Sri Lanka


Group Exhibitions

2013 Contemporary Landscapes | Saskia Fernando Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2011 Kala Pola | Organised by George Keyt Foundation | Colombo, Sri Lanka
2011 Art Way Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2010 Art Way Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2010 Park Street Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2009 Art Way Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2008 State Festival Exhibition of Painting & Sculpture |  National Art Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2007 Ogilvy ‘Otherside’ Exhibition | Barefoot Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2007 State Festival Exhibition of Painting & Sculpture | National Art Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2007 Sharika Gallery, Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2007 Kala Pola | Organised by George Keyt Foundation | Colombo, Sri Lanka
2007 Exhibition of Young Contemporaries | Harold Peiris Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2007 World Tourism Day | Bentota Beach Hotel, Bentota, Sri Lanka
2006 Kala Pola | Organised by George Keyt Foundation | Colombo, Sri Lanka
2006 Exhibition of Young Contemporaries | Harold Peiris Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2005 Kala Pola | Organised by George Keyt Foundation | Colombo, Sri Lanka
2005 Exhibition of Young Contemporaries | Harold Peiris Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2004 Tsunami Exhibition | organised by Bates, Slave Island Railway Station, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2004 Exhibition of Young Contemporaries | Harold Peiris Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2004 Kala Pola | Organised by George Keyt Foundation | Colombo, Sri Lanka
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