Namal Kumara

Namal Kumara's practice involves painting on canvas and the artist deals with the subjects of identity and gender. 'Humanity abuses itself through ambition and ego, this causes a confusion and contradiction in the way we choose to live our lives. The play of the object against the shadow creates a unique story once combined; I have used this as my narrative. My works incorporate a human figure with open hands pointing upwards to symbolise how humans are punished by their minds. There are no shadows behind these forms, rather the shadow forms the image of the bull in motion; a symbol of unrest and aggression. I use reds, yellows, blues, greys, purples and geometrical shapes to construct this imagery and portray the ruefulness that has inspired my work.'