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.
Since graduating from The University of Kelaniya, Pathmal's body of works feature figurative sculptures constructed of straight bars and metal. Although the artist noted that there is no deeper meaning to be found in his works, the viewer will clearly notice a certain dignity and majesty in each position. Heavy metal rods are welded together resembling the human muscular system, present inner strength, wherein the spaces between the bars create a mirage where the actual weight of the work is nullified with the light flowing through.