Figures | Sunday Observer


9 February, 2020

Paradise Road Galleries, The Gallery Café, 2 Alfred House Road, Colombo 3

From February 7 to March 6

Preview Thursday, February 6 from 18:00 - 20:00

Open to the public 10 a.m. to midnight daily

Sameera Kalupahana was born in 1970 in Galle, Sri Lanka. A skilled water colourist, Kalupahana has been accredited as the only Sri Lankan artist since Justin Pieris Deriniyagala, to be as skilled a draftsman. While his practice focuses on the study of the nude female form, it also has rural scenes and landscapes; in this exhibition the artist presents a series of small oil paintings alongside works on paper. The artist’s sensitivity to both medium and composition combine with a practice clearly inspired by his strongly rooted environment in the South of the island. Kalupahana’s works have been exhibited in both Sri Lanka and the United Kingdom.