Paradise Road Galleries

Established in 1998 in the former offices of world-renowned Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa. The gallery is located throughout the premises that also houses Paradise Road The Gallery Café. Exhibitions change monthly and present the leading contemporary artists from the island as well as South Asian contemporary artists.

VAJIRA GUNAWARDENA

THE SECOND NATURE
09 AUGUST 2018 – 29 AUGUST 2018

Vajira is unquestionably the best-known Sri Lankan artist perpetuating the legacy of Basquiat, Haring, Combas, Ouzani, and Cuban Sosabravo. Inspired by their vision challenging the existing order, innumerable anonymous youth transformed our urban environment, their motivation and expression rooted in humanity’s origins. Known today as “street art”, “graffiti”, or “tags”, it has become an international movement of unrestrained creativity, a vivid and contradictory expression of the anxieties and dreams of our societies in crisis. Sri Lanka is no exception! With this exhibition, Vajira draws an uncompromising portrait. Essentially, artists are rebels; among them is Vajira Gunawardena.

Jean-Pierre Page
Writer and Critic, France

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