• 2013, Landscape IV, Acrylic on Canvas, 96.5cmx56cm (x3)

  • 2013, Landscape VI, Acrylic on Canvas, 152.5cmx152.5cm

  • 2013, Landscape VIII, Acrylic on Canvas, 127 cmx 203 cm (x 2)

  • 2015, Landscape XXIII, Acrylic on Canvas, 153cmx203cm (x2)

  • 2016, Contemporary Realism XIII, Acrylic on Canvas,162cmx162cm

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

2010 – 2013 Vibhavi Academy of Fine Arts

 

Solo Exhibition

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 the George Keyt Foundation, Colombo, Sri Lanka

2010 Group Exhibition | Park Street Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka

2009 Group Exhibition | Artway Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka

2008 State Festival Exhibition of Painting & Sculpture |  National Art Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka

2007 Ogilvy Other side 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 the 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 the George Keyt Foundation, Colombo, Sri Lanka

2006 Exhibition of Young Contemporaries | Harold Peiris Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka

2005 Kala Pola | organised by the George Keyt Foundation, Colombo, Sri Lanka

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Saskia Fernando Gallery