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Kasun Darshana

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Kasun Darshana is currently an undergraduate student at the University of Visual and Performance Arts in Colombo. His body of work contains conceptually mixed media collages, wherein he combines bits and pieces of maps and newspapers with rough splattered acrylic paint. Thin lines and thick dots of color itself resemble to abstract cartography or landscapes. The delicate use of gold to highlight his compositions is significant in his technique. The viewer is invited to discover the playfulness in his method. Beside his visual arts, Kasun Darshana is also involved in interactive performances. 

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Gayan Prageeth

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.

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