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Living colours

Figures Assembled II, an exhibition by Prageeth Rathnayake is now on and will continue till August 21 from 10am to midnight daily at Paradise Road Galleries, The Gallery Café, 2 Alfred House Road, Colombo 3.

Prageeth Rathnayake has the ability to transport the viewer to the scene in the painting. With a great intention of inspiring the mankind for a better tomorrow, he always comes up with unique artistic creations. He has exhibited his artistic creations across many local and international platforms and created a wide international audience who admire his creative talents.

Prageeth Rathnayake applies small squares painted with faces and abstract form to a clean, white canvas constructing his Figures Assembled works. In a painting completed over a decade ago, that now hangs in the Paradise Road Private Collection at Tintagel Colombo, the consistency of his textural and linear composition are visible while his current works display an evolution in colour and composition. Deeper tones of rust red, indigo blue and moss green have now replaced the artist’s pastel shades. Drawing influences from ChandragupthaThenuwara’s Thousand Barrel series, tightly placed images form the grid. In this second exhibition of Figures Assembled the artist continues to build a strong understanding of tactile imagery.

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