Gayan Prageeth graduated at the Univetsity of the Visual and Perfoming Arts in 2009 and soon became one of the islands strongest emerging artits.
He combines intricate acrylic painting with fine ink drawings on rice paper, pasted on the canvas, to evolve a dynamic shaprness within his elaborate compositions. In his recent series titled 'Since 1983', Prageeth furthermore explores the art of installation, with a subtle link to the ready-made, transforming manufactured steel buckets into time critical objects.
Overall, his body of works is characterized by a Sri Lankan specific iconography and bears a sensitive awareness of ongoing environmental and political issues. His works have moved into controversial politics facing the island over the past years. The subtlety with which he approaches his subject combined with strong detail in his techinque make him part of the growing trend of artists choosing to use contrast as a mechanism of representation in their art.
Nilusha Weerakkody was born in 1986. He is not only a skilled painter who is an expert in water colour paintings but also a professional fashion designer. Once he completed his degree in Fashion Design and Product Development from University of Moratuwa, he returned to his passionate profession of painting. Currently he is working as a senior designer at Hirdaramani – Product Development Center, Maharagama. Recently he held his second exhibition at Lionel Wendt, titled Water Colour.