Shirani born in 1945 previousely worked as a creative artist in advertising, Shirani furthered her interest in art and design when she co-founded a business importing furniture and artfacts from along the Silk Route to Sri Lanka. A self-taught artist, Shirani has painted throughout her life. her current focus is in the use of mixed media as a means of expressing herself, using colour and space to evoke a visceral response in her audience
Sarath Gunasiri Perera
Sarath Gunasiri Perera is currently the Head of Department at the University of Visual and Performing Arts, Colombo where he studied for his Bachelor of Fine Arts. Perera completed his Masters of Fine Art in Painting at the Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi, India and today is one of the island's established abstract contemporary painters.
In these recent works, Perera's abstract expressionist style shows signs of evolution in both colour and fragmentation. The identifiable forms visible in his early work have in his two recent solo shows become further abstracted and the influences of the younger Perera now appear more consistent and matured. Perera is a renowned artist in Sri Lanka and while focusing more on his responsibilities in the education of contemporary art removed him from the exhibition scene for several years, the artist has published a book on his work alongside a three man solo show and presented two solo shows that are a strong statement and return to the core of the local art scene.