Figures Assembled

Figures Assembled
19 Jul 2018 – 08 Aug 2018
Paradise Road Galleries

One has to accept being a human being before one is an artist. ‘Figures Assembled’ is my fifth solo exhibition of paintings. We, who dream of an endless orgasm of overconsumption, have failed as human beings. It is a responsibility and a duty to create even a minimal space such as this. In a moment where even people are turned into things, we are in a process of becoming post-people even as we are becoming a collective that is ‘solitary although together’. We don’t change the system but the system changes us. This exhibition comes to you against the traumatic background of this deadly moment. Come fly with the other having recognized even a minimal form of human feeling. Let us displace the identity of competition to a collective identity.

-Prageeth Rathnayake, 2018