There’s abstract, there’s still life
The current exhibition by the Vibhavi Academy of Fine Arts (VAFA) presents the work of two of its lecturers, Karunasiri Wijesinghe and Kingsley Gunatillake. The exhibition continues at the Lionel Wendt Gallery until November 21 from 10a.m to 7p.m.
In his work, Kingsley Gunatillake has not restricted himself to any specific structure, but has based his art purely on the freedom of expression. The colours and strokes depict spontaneous movement and sound. This series of drawings has been defined as“an utterance”, and the art is abstract.
Karunasiri Wijesinghe draws inspiration from nature and has created a series of still life drawings of streams, rivers, trees and rocks. The drawings are in black and white, and particular attention has been paid to small details, giving life and personality to the subjects. Apart from his drawings, Mr. Wijesinghe also presents the art of pyrography-decorating wood or other materials with burn marks.