The works in this series started out with lighthearted sketches of chairs that my husband and I would probably never be able to afford to buy, but we would enjoy them nonetheless. Most of my work prior to this dealt with the transitory nature of 'home'; the objects and paintings created were easily portable so one could just take it with them and make the new place feel like their old one or their idea of home. As I sketched more and more chairs, I was drawn to the ones I would detest aesthetically and suddenly had a newfound appreciation for them when they were used to serve me and show me hospitality. I wanted to make the mundane hopeful and give them a new life and reputation. The two chairs drawn in wire are those. The larger lounge chair was in Nuwara Eliya and belonged to a family guest house that they shared with us. The plastic chair is more iconic, because I've seen them everywhere in India and Sri Lanka. These are a collection of my impermanent feelings made permanent. A memento to the little things we overlook.
"A bowl of vegetables with someone you love is better than steak with someone you hate. "- Proverbs 15:17 NLT
Dinusha Uthpala Upasena was born in 1979 in Colombo. Dinusha is an artist who openly acknowledges his affiliation and fascination with philosophy. He has always been a person who is very keen in delving deep into the mysteries of life. Not satisfied with confining himself to practicing art as learnt in various art schools he finds it necessary to go deeper into issues like what motivates us as artists and the very nature of existence. Dinusha's current works are a dive into the area of Metaphysics, as they evoke questions about life and existence.