Kanesh Thabendran holds a Bachelor of Art and Design from the University of Jaffna in Sri Lanka. Thabendran has exhibited in group exhibitions organized by the university’s faculty of Arts, as well as exhibited at Saskia Fernando Gallery in Colombo. His work deals with his family’s struggle to safeguard their household items during and after the war as well as the loss that his family faced when so many of their items went missing. Cutting out of photographs helped the artist come to terms with his reality.
A Sri Lankan born artist whose work floats between Western and Immigrant culture, Perera's work is an East-West dialogue of ideas, concerning immigrant identity issues, female sexuality and science fiction and fantasy.
I explore issues of hybridity, sacrilege, irreverence, the indexical science, ethnography, gender, sexuality, popular culture, deities, monsters and dream worlds. All of these themes marry in a newly objectified realm of mythical symbioses. They are flattened on the medium and made to act as my personal record of impossible discoveries.