Figures Assembled II

Figures Assembled II
01 Aug 2019 – 21 Aug 2019
Paradise Road Galleries

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 Chandraguptha Thenuwara’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.

-Prageeth Rathnayake, 2019