Kalaa Kathaa Previews | Yuwantha Yasas

August 06th 2019


Yuwantha Yasas completed his Masters Degree at Faculty of Visual Arts, Banaras Hindu University, India. He specializes in creative painting, water color, oil, mixed media, acrylic and digital coloring. Yasas has studied in many fields such as painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, graphics, textile etc. He practices painting, printmaking, and graphic designing as his main profession.

In his recent series he has chosen to work on large acrylic and oil canvases featuring figurative, self-narrative compositions incorporating both Sri Lankan and Indian symbolism; they represent two worlds intertwining. Inspired by the Sringara, one of the most important influences of traditional Indian art forms, these paintings invoke the energy of love and romance in a similarly spiritual and reverent way. Including details of the ‘Sapu Mala’, the Kandyan cloud, elephants and fireflies, all are placed with a purpose – to represent a union irrespective of origin, interweaving culture by playing with representative expression, practice and form.

View artworks of Yuwantha Yasas: http://www.paradiseroadgalleries.com/artists/yuwantha-yasas-silva.html.