Susil Senanayake's childhood was spent in his village near Kegalle, Sri Lanka. The natural scenic beauty of the land played a big role in his development. The vision, visual shapes, and colours are most influential in his work.
From 2002 to 2008 he was a student of the Visual and Performing Arts University in Colombo and he got the opportunity to keep close interactions with his teachers and co-artists.
Georgio Morandi (1890-1964) said, "Nothing is more abstract than reality" in a similar way Senanayake's objective is to show the abstraction that nature conceals. Extracting the essence in reality is the aim of his abstract works. In that manner he sees his own shapes and compositions.
As a contemporary artist Senanayake likes to look beyond the so-called social or political upheavals. His resources are natural and manmade landscapes, mostly townscapes. Thus his contribution is the revelation of the abstract aesthetic values, which are available within one's surroundings. The techniques used in his work are mixed media: acrylic and paper to achieve texture and a three dimensional effect.
Manoranjana Herath is currently the Head of Department of Sculpture at the University of Visual and Performing Arts, Colombo, Sri Lanka. He obtained his BFA in sculpture in 1997 from the University of Kelaniya and went on to complete his MFA at the College of Art, University of New Delhi, India. He received his Ph.D in 2011 from the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. His work has been commissioned and collected by many art collectors both local and international.
His latest series of sculptures are titled Inner Sounds, addresses the interpersonal relationships among humans that have become complex and diverse. He explains how the majority of the present Sri Lankan lives have been positioned among vicious situations so as that trust and mutual understanding have become business now. Hearts neither suffer entirely nor are filled with soulful happiness today.
He forwards these forms of internal voices of the solitary soul discussion to the public for contemplation.