Firi Rahman is a multidisciplinary artist and native of Colombo. His recent work considers the relationships that people and endangered species have with their environments. In his last and most biographical exhibition to-date, Enclosed, he delved deep into the subjects of loss and reminiscence. Using his parrots as a vehicle, the tactile and delicate nature of his works, Rahman narrated the story of an intensely emotional journey. View below his most recent works which carry elements from his last exhibition.
Firi RahmanStillness 1, 2021
Stillness 1 is the view from the artist's balcony - a study in stillness and silence. The artist was intrigued by the enveloping darkness that was once frequented by wild birds in search of a resting spot but is now just another corner left abandoned by nature. Firi Rahman is a multidisciplinary artist and native of Colombo. His recent work considers the relationships that people and endangered species have with their environments.Acrylic on Canvas137 x 94 cm
54 x 37 1/8 in$ 1,750.00
Fabienne FrancotteThe Wire, 2021
Their erotic resonance.
The figures seem to be locked into themselves.
Late at night.
Off the balance.
Who decides where to draw the line ?
Mixed Media on Canvas
110 x 104 cm
43 1/4 x 41 in$ 1,020.00
Chudamani ClowesThe Deer Park Coral - The Great Barrier Reef II, 2021
The corals that inhabit our oceans are five hundred million years old. Their biological attributes are incredible to have aided their survival. They show a fantastical range of abilities to survive. They can recognise each other and can reform once they have been separated or severed. They are able to colonise and thrive. I am drawing analogous comparisons with our selves and our growing predicament with migration and climate change.
Chudamani Clowes$ 6,500.00
J.C. Rathnayake was born in Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka and his practice involves figurative and abstract painting on canvas. His works depict fantasy landscapes and incorporate lines of figures often times evoking the theme of Buddhist philosophy that follows the natural world of recurring patterns while relaxing the mind from stress and taking the viewer to a higher level of consciousness. The artist believes in all-consuming, total and global system that colonises the space of the planet and its disparate temporalities, there is an underlying uniformity despite the apparent diversification of the cultural sphere.
Chamila GamageStory Behind the Nature XVI, 2020
Chamila Gamage believes that an artist's work is shaped by the period of time in which it is created. Whilst other artists tend to take a political stance, Chamila does not believe in taking the plunge into politics in his artwork; instead, he wants to help mend the social fabric of Sri Lanka. In this new series of paintings, Chamila grapples with the narrow minded society we live in - a society where we believe we live in a vast, open world but in fact are imprisoned in a rigidly traditional one, a society within which there are endless windows dying to be pried open and yet we remain hesitant to broaden our horizons. The artist treated these works as a cathartic attempt to release the pain that comes with the constricting environments we build for ourselves.Story Behind the Nature XVI, 2020Mixed Media on Canvas152 x 137 cmLKR 500,000.00
Chamila GamageStory Behind the Nature VIII, 2020 Mixed Media on Canvas
91 x 61 cm
35 7/8 x 24 1/8 inLKR 200,000.00
CATALOGUE #32: New Works