‘TWILIGHT’ on canvas | Daily News

‘TWILIGHT’ on canvas

Twilight, an art exhibition by Ruwan Prasanna will be held at Paradise Road Galleries, The Gallery Café, 2 Alfred House Road, Colombo 3 until May 13, 2019. The exhibition will be open to the public from 10am to midnight daily.

Ruwan Prasanna presents the sequel to Komorebi; abstract canvases of haptic brushstrokes rendering the contrast of skies at twilight. These paintings are a continuation of the artist's studies of landscapes and flora. Using a process that focuses on technique the artist's gestural style is informed by a deep understanding of light and colour.

Ruwan Prasanna holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Kelaniya in Colombo. Haptic texture patterns evolve on the surface of the canvas by the artist’s seemingly spontaneous hand of gestural brush strokes. By capturing the play of natural light with the essence of nature using colour combinations that resemble the works of abstract impressionists from the 19th century, he exaggerates his own style as a painter by continuously playing with different thickness of strokes and colours. The artists early work showed strong influences from his peers, namely Jagath Ravindra, from the Sri Lankan contemporary art scene however since his 2015 exhibition he has come into his own direction as one of the few young artists in the island to dedicate his practice to abstract painting.

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