Abdul Halik Azeez is a strategy consultant working both for the corporate and development sectors. He is also an independent researcher whose main areas of interest currently include online hate speech and critical discourse analysis. With a master's degree in financial economics and a bachelor's in international business, Halik has worked in fields as diverse as marketing, banking and economic research.
A former journalist for the Sunday Leader and an active citizen journalist, Halik's recent interest in journalistic and conceptual photography has garnered a large following on Instagram. His work has been published on platforms such as The Picture Press and Groundviews and has been exhibited at Spectrums: Alternative Views on Development Explore the power of pictures at Center for Poverty Analysis, Colombo (July 2011) and 'Colombedouin' at the Saskia Fernando Gallery, Colombo (November 2014).
Kasun Chamara was born in 1986 in Matara, Sri Lanka. After completing his studies in Rahula College, Matara he obtained a Bachelors degree with a special class from the University of Visual and performing art. Presently, he is studying to obtain his postgraduate degree while working as a freelance artist and a visiting lecturer at the university.
Contemporary art trends and surreal painters such as Salvador Dali, Francis Baecon, Pablo Picasso and Edvard Munch influence his work. As a result, he tends to paint with dark colors mixed with a touch of vibrant colour and they tend to be figurative, dealing with contemporary ideas and follow the surrealistic themes. His mediums of choice are usually acrylic, oil paints as well as mixed media. Kasun has exhibited at SAARC art camp exhibitions, Art Work exhibitions, and Imagine Italy hosted by the Italian embassy as well as various other group art exhibitions in Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan and overseas art lovers alike collect his work.