Yuwantha Yasas Silva

In his recent series he has chosen to work on large acrylic and oil canvases featuring figurative, self-narrative compositions incorporating both Sri Lankan and Indian symbolism; they represent two worlds intertwining. Inspired by the Sringara, one of the most important influences of traditional Indian art forms, these paintings invoke the energy of love and romance in a similarly spiritual and reverent way. Including details of the ‘Sapu Mala’, the Kandyan cloud, elephants and fireflies, all are placed with a purpose - to represent a union irrespective of origin, interweaving culture by playing with representative expression, practice and form.