Eyes Only : Gayan Prageeth
Gayan Prageeth’s latest exhibition, titled Eyes Only, revolves around the developments of the development of politics and corruption in Sri Lanka post-war. His thought provoking use of intricate illustrations of destruction and imagery illustrating these stories makes these art pieces distinct and interesting for the viewer. The floating images presented upon a surrealistic backdrop create dream like images, intricate and beautiful in their nature, perhaps as an intentional juxtaposition of the narrative and the implications of beautification. In this series, the artist incorporates his geometric and realistic painting styles in surrealistic visuals that provide a critical and analytical view. The works, in various approaches, document the development of recent events tainted by corruption, war, ethnic conflict and disappearances. His canvases are a juxtaposition of delicate illustration and intense conceptual work that lead the viewer into a sensitive debate of current affairs.