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  • KALAA KATHAA PREVIEWS | MUVINDU BINOY

    KALAA KATHAA PREVIEWS | MUVINDU BINOY from Kalaa Kathaa on Vimeo. Muvindu Binoy is a self-taught artist and independent filmmaker. As a digital artist, Binoy works with different subjects facing the Generation Y of his country, using the letter ‘Y’ as a pun for his questioning of character and integration of the reality experienced in his artistic outcome. He observes his generational outlook, exploring… Continue reading "KALAA KATHAA PREVIEWS | MUVINDU BINOY"

  • In Conversation With: KRISHNAPRIYA THARMAKRISHNA

    Krishnapriya Tharmakrishna is a symbolist unfazed by paint; its potential for artistic expression seemingly insufficient. To her, the paintbrush wields no power, and the easel disappoints as a medium worthy of conveying any real emotion. Preferring instead her own unorthodox arsenal of choice -nails and tracing paper-, Krishnapriya creates optical and textural contemplations derived from the point-directed lines. Employing mellow… Continue reading "In Conversation With: KRISHNAPRIYA THARMAKRISHNA"

  • FIVE RISING CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS FROM ACROSS THE ISLAND

    Our geographically petite island may not appear formidable when up against the global art movement, but Sri Lanka’s contemporary art scene is in no way as diminutive and monochromatic as even the art-inclined are led to believe. From portraiture to ceramics, photography to the varied approaches of painting on easel, local artists have often gone against the grain to contribute… Continue reading "FIVE RISING CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS FROM ACROSS THE ISLAND"

  • DIFFERENCE FRAMING

    “The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.” ― Albert Camus To interact, is sometimes to resist. To live, is sometimes an act of rebellion. To endure, sometimes the very purpose of life. The role of art in resistance – pushing back on whatever… Continue reading "DIFFERENCE FRAMING"

  • KALAA KATHAA PREVIEWS | PRAGEETH MANOHANSA

    KALAA KATHAA PREVIEWS | PRAGEETH MANOHANSA from Kalaa Kathaa on Vimeo. Prageeth Manohansa’s work characteristically follows the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi, an intuitive way of living that emphasizes finding beauty in imperfection, and accepting the natural cycle of growth and decay. The artist’s work is multidisciplinary and highlighted by his focus on figurative compositions made from scrap metal and found objects… Continue reading "KALAA KATHAA PREVIEWS | PRAGEETH MANOHANSA"

  • PORTRAITS OF HOME

    “Jagath Weerasinghe’s work exists in the space between the visually appealing and the conceptually uncanny.” Jagath Weerasinghe can’t remember a time when he wasn’t  drawing. At school, he would get into  trouble for using his hands   and arms as a canvas. At home, he knew better than to mark up his body or the walls, so he would take a… Continue reading "PORTRAITS OF HOME"

  • KALAA KATHAA PREVIEWS | FABIENNE FRANCOTTE

    Belgium-born artist Fabienne Francotte’s practice began 17 years ago while studying calligraphy. The careful composition of writing demanded a strict, ritualistic approach built on strong gesture and balance.