Kirusnananthan Inkaran is a graduate of the University of Jaffna. His works stem from his experiences of the last phase of the Vanni War, linking with cycles of displacement, the pain of a wounded body and the agony of coping with post-war realities.
His Sculptures emerge as a process of healing for the circumstances he faced in this period; military operations, constant surveillance, suspicion and torture. His material usage reflects this healing process by alluding to the concepts of bandaging and casting.
Inkaran had his first group exhibition at the Saskia fernando gallery in January 2017
Shanaka Kulathunga, born in 1981 is a MBBS Doctor by profession, a graduate from the Faculty of Medicine, Colombo. He has been practicing art since the time he left school and studied art at the Vibhavi Academy of Fine Art. His paintings are based on nature, portraits, and pencil drawings. Most of his paintings are acrylic, abstracts, water colour and charcoal, and to sum it up they are experimental. "I studied this specially under Chandragupta Thenuwara and in Vibhavi institute." Shanaka recalls his memories.
Paintings by Shanaka Kulathunga amply demonstrate his many-faceted gifts as a painter, due to his talents polished by his training under an eminent art guru and with his own gifts and training as a medical professional. Perhaps this combination makes him a very successful portrait painter in addition to his gift as a landscapist which have drawn attention from art lovers.