Gayan Rathnayake holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting from the University of Visual and Performing Arts in Sri Lanka. Gayan had his first solo exhibition in 2015 at Lionel Wendt Gallery titled 'Tattoo Man'. This exhibition has been described as one that 'explores the outer edges of creativity'.
Since graduating from The University of Kelaniya, Pathmal's body of works feature figurative sculptures constructed of straight bars and metal. Although the artist noted that there is no deeper meaning to be found in his works, the viewer will clearly notice a certain dignity and majesty in each position. Heavy metal rods are welded together resembling the human muscular system, present inner strength, wherein the spaces between the bars create a mirage where the actual weight of the work is nullified with the light flowing through.