Human Experience Artist
Thilini de Simon is an artist from Sri Lanka who is trying to share the beauty and the shared human experience (joy, sorrow, shock, wonder etc.) through her creative process. She is fascinated by humans, the way they look, think, feel by what makes them tick. To create something and to share it with others is an intimate thing. Through her work, she wants to show what stirs her and if it stirs you, then she has created something worthwhile.
She has a professional qualification in Accounting (CIMA, UK) and a MA in Sociology (University of Colombo). For Thilini, learning is a lifelong process, art has always been the place she goes to find her soul, saying that she had formal training in art at the Vibhavi Academy of Fine Art (VAFA) and the Chelsea College of Art and Design, UK.
The objective of her work is to share the beauty of human experiences, the theme 'Invisible Justice' which portrays her thoughts, emotions and feelings about the Easter day 2019, which saw a series of bombs exploding in churches around Sri Lanka as devotees worshipped on Easter Sunday. She has used the backpack as an object to portray that day in history and the injustice caused and the invisible justice that is met.
2022 - "Genesis" Group Exhibition, Lionel Wendt art gallery
2022- Kalapola Art Fair, George Keyt Foundation
2021 - Techinvent 21 Kalakumbh Chandigarh University, India (Selected for the Jury's Choice, International Entries)
2021 - Kalapola Art Fair, George Keyt Foundation