Detail

Broken Hands. 1997-2001
Installation with wooden blocks, charcoal, oil lamps, nails, terrcotta hands and betel leaves.
Dimensions variable.  Artist's collection


 

Education

Institute of Aesthetic Studies, Sri Lanka.

Exhibitions

Has Exhibited in Colombo, Kandy, Hambantota, Kandalama and Enschede.  Selected for 2nd Fukuoka Triennale 2002.

"My art takes its shape in the current-political space of Sri Lanka with painful memories of historical social strategies.  It is this tragic history that I commemorate with burning oil lamps, betel leaves and broken hands set on charred remains from a recent past."