Sanjaya Senavirathna (Sri Lanka)


Dictatorial Love 1

Acrylic on canvas

33cm x 38cm

$550.00
sold

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

Love is a phenomenon which is capable of giving you anything you wish. Like the power of gravity which keeps us in place on earth. Love is a binding force. It has made us who we are, and whatever we own. As a person born and brought up in a culture nurtured by Buddhism, I believe that the concepts of good and bad fostered by that culture reigns my subconscious mind. Which in turn guides me to hold on to what I conceptualize as good or spiritual. I release them on the canvas. In the existing socio cultural ethics “love” is often harnessed for material gains. Man in this scenario, a being only to himself is driven by selfishness which he has embraced as love. I introduce certain materials used in consumerism. Such as bits of news papers, advertising banners on to the canvas [materials which entice man to love and infuse them with colours it is an affair with my subconscious mind, resulting as a work of art.

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

1977, BORN IN KADUGANNAWA, KANDY, SRI LANKA

Education
2008 Graduate, University, of Visual and Performing art Colombo 07, Sri Lanka

Solo Art Exhibitions
2013 ‘love Puzzle” Visual Art Exhibition, Paradise Road Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lank
2011 ‘The shape of love’ Visual Art Exhibition, Paradise Road Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2009 ‘peak of love’ Visual Art Exhibition, hotel club villa Gallery, Bentota, Sri Lanka
2008 ‘happy mood’ Visual Art Exhibition, Paradise Road Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2007 ‘Beauty of love’ Visual Art Exhibition, Paradise Road Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2006 ‘The Gate’ Visual Art Exhibition, Lionel Wendt Art Gallery, Colombo7, Sri Lanka

Group Art Exhibitions overseas
2013 “Beauty and Agony” new art from Sri Lanka at Leeds Metropolitan University, United Kingdom.
2010 “Best of Sri Lanka” Sweden
2008 “Expression of Independence” organized by Mona Bismarck Foundation, New York, 75116 Paris
2007 ‘Sri Lankan Contemporaries’ the Noble Sage Art Gallery, Landon, U.K
2007 The Annual International Art Festival, Ujjain, India

Selected Group Art Exhibitions
2012 ‘‘Sri Lankan Art’ organized by George Keyt Foundation D A Prera Gallery, Colombo 07
2011 ‘ Nawa Kalakaruwo’ organized by George Keyt Foundation National Art Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2010 ‘‘Sri Lankan Art’ organized by George Keyt Foundation National Art Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2009 Art Banal .park street hotel ,Colombo, Sri Lanka .
2008 Nawa Kalakaruwo organized by George Keyt Foundation National Art Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2008 “Leo Art” artists-in-residence programme’Leo Burnett Solutions Inc, Colombo 03
2007 “Sri Lankan Art ” organized by George Keyt Foundation National Art Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2007 ‘ZERO’ Visual Art Exhibition, Lionel Wendt Art Gallery, Colombo7, Sri Lanka
2007 ‘Nawa Kalakaruwo’ organized by George Keyt Foundation National Art Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2006 ‘Nawa Kalakaruwo’ organized by George Keyt Foundation National Art Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2006 ‘Young Contemporaries’ organized by George Keyt Foundation National Art Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2005 ‘Tsunami Exhibition,’ Faculty of Visual Art, Colombo7, Sri Lanka

Event
2013 Participated art auction organized by George Keyt Foundation National Art Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2011 Art Camp, National Activity organize by CPBR
2009 Love, instead of War "A painting session and art show by Sanjaya Seneviratna" At Fort Railway Station Colombo, 2009-01-01

Workshops
2006 Workshop on Reading Contemporary Sri Lankan Visual Art, Goethe Institute, Colombo7, Sri Lanka
2005 Traditional Art Workshop, Faculty of Visual Art, Colombo7, Sri Lanka

International Artist Camps
2007 11th Annual International Art Camp, Ujjain, India

Awards and scholarship
2006 Young Artist of the Year, Young Contemporaries Exhibition Presented by the George Keyt Foundation
2004 won , E,C,B Vijesinha memorial scholarship for the high marks for A/L 1997 presented by university of visual and performing arts .
1995 All Island art competition 2nd place in central province

Other Paintings by same Artist

Dictatorial Love 1
$550.00
33cm x 38cm

Dictatorial Love 2
$550.00
33cm x 38cm

Dictatorial Love 4
$550.00
33cm x 38cm

All the paintings are available to purchase.
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