Award Winning Artistic Expressionist
A cross-section of contemporary society is subjected to his art pieces. He removes the common "Human Figure" from his art, focusing on the "Material World" resulting from human activities. He prefers to paint "close-ups" imprinting the fine details in them. Experienced as a fashion designer and a graphic designer, he holds a high level of characteristic discipline and professionalism that is also visible in his art.
He does not limit his expressions to local traditions or cultural identity but considers only the need for expression. His artwork's materialistic nature and features symbolize readable "Icons" of contemporary human needs, wishes, and requirements. His "Materialistic Space" of warm and sensuous colors closely relating to worldly desires, should be read with an open mind.
Solo Exhibitions -
2016 - 'Watercolor solo art exhibition', Lionel Wendt Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
2013 - 'Watercolor solo art exhibition', Lionel Wendt Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Group Exhibitions -
2018 - 'Beyond the Water Margin', Lionel Wendt Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
2018 - 'Fabriano in Watercolor International Watercolor Exhibition, Fabriano, Italy.
2017 - 'Beyond the Water Margin', Lionel Wendt Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
2015 - 2018 - 'Nawa Kala Karuwo', JDA Perera Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Awards and Achievements -
2018 - Selected to finalists of 1st International Watercolor Biennale 2018 Kualalumpur - Malaysia.
2018 - Finalist at International Watercolor Contest 2018 third edition by Galleria Esdé -Cagliari Italy.
2018 - Participation in 'Fabriano in Watercolor' International Watercolor Exhibition, Fabriano, Italy.
2018 - Assistant Manager - Graphic Design, Hirdaramani Product Development Centre, Maharagama.
2016 - 2018 - Core Representative of IWS Sri Lanka [branch of international watercolor society].
Paintings by Niluksha Weerakkody