Nuwan Nalaka is an emerging artist in Sri Lanka who is better known for his watercolour on paper works that the artist presented in solo exhibitions in Colombo, Galle and Kandy, prior to his departure to India. Nalaka has also participated in numerous shows in India since 2003. The artist is back after having completing his Masters in Fine Art at the Rabindra Bharati University in Kolkata, India. Of his time in India, Nalaka says, "This was an experience that was one of the most important for me to-date, moving from my native land to interact and understand modern Indian culture. Over the past decade I lived in an atmosphere where religion and culture differed greatly from Sri Lanka."
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.