A graduate from the Department of Integrated Design of the University of Moratuwa, Thusan Nilendra’s metal sculptures integrates his interest in Design with Fashion. The artist collects everyday metal objects, such as discarded shovel blades, dented wheel rims, old buckets and rusty screws to name a few, and combines them to create eclectic sculptural masks. His approach is inspired by different ethnic styles. He dexterously plays with the different tones of rusted metal to evolve an earthy color palette, where each of the faces embodies a different personality.
Sanjaya Senevirathna hails from Kandy, Sri Lanka. He studied painting at the University of Visual Art and Performing Arts in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He has had numerous solo and group exhibitions in Sri Lanka and overseas.
As a person born and brought up in Buddhist culture, he believes that the concepts of good and bad fostered in the Dhamma controls his subconscious mind which in turn guides him to hold onto what he conceptualizes as good or spiritual.
Senevirathna has recently begun to use materials he associates with consumerism in his work such as newspaper and advertising banners. It is his relationship with his subconscious mind that results in such works of art.