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Secured Ready I.  2002
Acrylic on canvas
94 x 73 cm


Secured Ready II.  2002
Acrylic on canvas
94 x 74 cm


Secured Ready III.  2002
Acrylic on canvas
94 x 73 cm
 

 

Born 1970, in Colombo, Chaminda Gamage obtained his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Institute of Aesthetic Studies at the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.

His work has been exhibited both locally and abroad since 1986, and he has won many awards including the State award for the Outstanding Painter of the Year.

In his present work he draws on indigenous motifs that have been ‘borrowed’ by the West and is concerned to question the equilibrium between nature and man-made objects in his installation work. He says of his practices: "I have been always inclined to inquire into man made disasters like bomb explosions and how these affected our youth at different levels. On dwelling deeper, questions like who are those that constitute youth and what is religion and society and the nature of true freedom arose. Many of the works displayed at my ‘Freedom February’ exhibition were influenced by such thoughts. My present work is based on three-dimensional images and installations with the bright parts hidden on a black background. My aim is for you to experience these images as I see them in my mind."