|HELAKA RUWANPURA. SRI LANKA
Helaka Ruwanpura is from Moratuwa. In the last two years, he has
participated in the Kala Pola, and his works have appeared in the Young Contemporaries and
Nawa Kalakaruwo exhibitions. He has worked as a set designer and is currently and
Audiovisual Co-ordinator for a private advertising firm.
"My work is rooted in the sculptural
traditions of the Buddhist & Hindu religions. I base my paintings on this
iconography in order to encourage the preservation of these priceless artifacts of Hindu
and Buddhist culture."