Exhibition of Paintings

Exhibition of Paintings 
02 Jun 2007 – 25 Jun 2007
Paradise Road Galleries

An abstract painting is rarely a picture; an abstract painting is a painting because it dwells primarily on the material and the surface. But picture implies a space one goes into. I wanted to make pictures that were really about the uncanny an the mystery life. I prefer to call my works pictures rather than paintings. I like to work with the traditional medium of oil paints. This might be because of my interest in art history and my feeling that i wish to be a part of the line in the development of man, from cave painter. Essentially, we use the same tools,a stick with some hair at the end of it, minerals from the earth mixed with some oils. i love that sense that i am doing the same thing that people have always done

-Sanjeewa Kumara, 2007