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.

Prageeth Manohansa

RANCHUWA
19 MARCH 2019 – 02 APRIL 2019

In this series of work, Prageeth Manohansa infuses his studies of wildlife with movement and contrast. An artist known for his assemblage mixed media works, this exhibition delves into the synergies and forms of herds and flocks, referred to as ‘Ranchuwa’ in Sinhalese. He transforms scrap metal and brass sheets into works that mould the movement of flocks of birds and the solidity in unison of the herd. Using minimal manipulation these works flaunt the artist’s affinity to nature and wildlife and his ability to create from mundane static material and objects. Working with charcoal and acrylic he draws with fluidity and ease, a continuation of the style in the preliminary sketches used for his early sculptural and assemblage works. Using roughly folded packing paper these drawings also possess the patina of imperfection that has become an inherent part of the artist’s language.

PRAGEETH MANOHANSA
MARCH 2019

 

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