• In Search of Freedom XXXI

    2016, Oil on Canvas, 122 x 92 cm

  • In Search of Freedom XXII

    2016, Oil on Canvas, 70 x 60 cm

  • In Search of Freedom XXVI

    2106, Oil on Canvas, 61.5 x 46 cm

Sarath Gunasiri Perera b.1964

Sarath Gunasiri Perera holds a Masters of Fine Arts of the Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi, India. Today, Perera is one of the Sri Lanka’s established abstract contemporary painters. He observes the Buddhist theory of impermanence, which is to him an undeniable and inescapable fact of human existence.  He believes the realization of this is the ultimate bliss through which one can gain freedom. He uses earthy and dark shades similar to the colors of a dying leaf to symbolize this theme through his canvases.  In his more recent works, Perera’s abstract expressionist style shows signs of evolution in both colour and fragmentation. The identifiable forms visible in his early work have in his two recent solo shows become further abstracted and the influences of the younger Perera now appear more consistent and mature.

 

Education

1996 Masters of Fine Arts in Painting, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
1987 Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Visual and Performing Arts, Colombo, Sri Lanka

 

Solo Exhibitions

2015 In Search of Freedom | Paradise Road Galleries, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2014 In Search of Freedom | JDA Perera Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2013 In Search of Freedom | Paradise Road Galleries, Colombo, Sri Lanka

 

Group Exhibitions

2018 An Exhibition of Contemporary Sri Lankan Paintings | with Chaminda Gamage, Korea National University of Arts, Seoul, South Korea
2016 Bengal Art Foundation Group Show | Calcutta, India
2016 Calcutta Art Festival 2016 | Calcutta, India
2016 Depart Show | University of Visual and Performing Arts, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2013 TriptychThree Artist Exhibition | JDA Perera Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2010 4th International Artist Biennale | Beijing, China
2009 13th Asian Biennale | Dhaka Art Museum, Dhaka, Bangladesh
2008 Expressions Of Independence | Mona Bismarck Foundation, France
2007 Sri Lankan Art Biennale | National Art Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2006 Kalavart | Exhibition And Workshop, Ujjain, M.P., India
2006 12th Asian Biennale | Dhaka Art Museum, Dhaka, Bangladesh
1996 Trio | ABC Gallery, Varanasi, India
1994 Sensation | The National Art Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
1992 Three Sri Lankan Artists | V.M. Art Gallery, Karrachchi, Pakistan

 

Solo Exhibitions

2015 In Search of Freedom | Paradise Road Galleries, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2014 In Search of Freedom | JDA Perera Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2013 In Search of Freedom | Paradise Road Galleries, Colombo, Sri Lanka

 

Group Exhibitions

2018 An Exhibition of Contemporary Sri Lankan Paintings | with Chaminda Gamage, Korea National University of Arts, Seoul, South Korea
2016 Bengal Art Foundation Group Show | Calcutta, India
2016 Calcutta Art Festival 2016 | Calcutta, India
2016 Depart Show | University of Visual and Performing Arts, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2013 Triptych – Three Artist Exhibition | JDA Perera Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2010 4th International Artist Biennale | Beijing, China
2009 13th Asian Biennale | Dhaka Art Museum, Dhaka, Bangladesh
2008 Expressions Of Independence | Mona Bismarck Foundation, France
2007 Sri Lankan Art Biennale | National Art Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2006 Kalavart | Exhibition And Workshop, Ujjain, M.P., India
2006 12th Asian Biennale | Dhaka Art Museum, Dhaka, Bangladesh
1996 Trio | ABC Gallery, Varanasi, India
1994 Sensation | The National Art Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
1992 Three Sri Lankan Artists | V.M. Art Gallery, Karrachchi, Pakistan
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