Namal Kumara

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Namal Kumara

NAMAL KUMARA b.1991

Namal Kumara was born in 1991 in Sri Lanka. Kumara is an artist who, following his graduation in 2016 from the University of Visual and Performing Arts, has entered the local art scene with a strong following from collectors. He was selected to participate in the Imago Mundi Publication by the Benetton Foundation in 2016. His work is a part of numerous local and international contemporary collections and he continues to participate in group shows locally.

In explaining this series of work on canvas the artist states, 'Humanity abuses itself through ambition and ego, this causes a confusion and contradiction in the way we choose to live our lives. The play of the object against the shadow creates a unique story once combined; I have used this as my narrative. My works incorporate a human figure with open hands pointing upwards to symbolise how humans are punished by their minds. There are no shadows behind these forms, rather the shadow forms the image of the bull in motion; a symbol of the unrest and aggression. I use reds, yellows, blues, greys, purples and geometrical shapes to construct this imagery and portray the ruefulness that has inspired my work.'

 

Education

2016                 University Of Visual And Performing Arts, Colombo, Sri Lanka

 

Solo Exhibitions

2018                 'Ruefulness' | Art Space Colombo Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka

 

Group Exhibitions 

2019                 Leo Art | Lionel Wendt Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2018                 Nawa Kalakaruwo | JDA Perera Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2016                 WINGS | JDA Perera Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2016                 Imago Mundi Art Exhibition, Luciano Benetton Collection
2016                 Nawa Kalakaruwo | JDA Perera Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2016                 Department Show | JDA Perera Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2015                 Dream Project | JDA Perera Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2014                 Eliminating Violence Against Women | JDA Perera Gallery Colombo, Sri Lanka
2014                 Xining People Association, Qinghai, China

 

Artist Exhibitions

Ruefulness