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Creation, Mixed media on canvas, 2001, (150cmx 180cm)

Beneath Beyond 18, 2006, Mixed media on canvas, (120cm x 120cm)

Eden, Triptych, Mixed media on canvas, 2007, (90cm x 270cm)

Beneath Beyond 20, Mixed media on canvas, 2006, (90cm x 90cm)

Abstract Construction, Mixed media on canvas, 2004, (150cm x 180cm)

Abstract, Mixed media on canvas, 2005, (150cm x 150cm)
 
 
 
DRUVINKA      (b.1971   Sri Lanka)



Druvinka, painter and printmaker, trained in Santiniketan where she received a First Class in the Bachelor of Fine Arts. Her work has been exhibited extensively in India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, and throughout Europe, where she has a loyal collector base.

Druvinka has successfully and uniquely adapted the ancient tempera technique used in Indian miniature painting to a contemporary format. Working with acrylic washes, bamboo paper and canvas/cloth, she incorporates symbols of the psyche such as lingam, circles, buds and silhouettes.

Professor S.B. Dissanayake, art critic, comments:

“Druvinka’s art is a self-generated, self-propelled aesthetic… It is a total gallery of experience for viewers. They do not meditate on these pictures individually. They go home to think about them. First of all, the technical accomplishments, then on the subject matter… The figures are among shadows united by feelings of isolation. They exude a sense of being brought on to a stage, to a suspended reality in a state of weightlessness, fumbling for something archetypal.”

“One of the essential features in modern art has been the attempt by various and often contradictory means to deepen and clarify the creative act which had become obscured and stifled by tradition. My work displays freedom through colour, form, line and symbols. Whether I open or close my eyes to the outside work, I do not draw a single line or brush stroke without striking a deep chord with the reality of nature and its earliest beginnings.”   Druvinka

 

BIODATA

Major Exhibitions

2008   Sri Lankan & Malaysian Contemporary at  Asian Art Week, New York, with Shalini Ganendra Fine Art Sdn. Bhd. at The Haughton Fair
     
2007   Island Vision, Lamont Gallery, Phillips Exeter Academy, NH, USA, April 2007
Serendipity
, Asian Art Week New York , SGFA -The Private Gallery at Arts of Pacific Asia
Sri Lankan Contemporary Art III, Shalini Ganendra Fine Art Sdn. Bhd., Malaysia
     
2006   Serendipity in New York, WaterMoon Gallery, New York and  Shalini Ganendra Fine Art Sdn. Bhd.
Sri Lankan Contemporary Art II, SGFA - The Private Gallery, Malaysia
     
2005   Colours of Karma, Nehru Centre, London,  curated by SGFA -The Private Gallery
Solo Exhibition, Barefoot Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
     
2004   Sri Lankan Contemporary Art,  SGFA - The Private Gallery, Malaysia
Solo exhibition, Swing Gallery, Mysore, India
Solo Exhibition, Barefoot Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
     
2003   Sri Lankan Contemporary Art,  SGFA- The Private Gallery, Malaysia
Solo exhibition, Barefoot Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
     
2002   Sri Lankan Contemporary Art,   SGFA- The Private Gallery, Malaysia
Solo exhibition,  Barefoot Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
     
2001   Sri Lankan Contemporary Art,  SGFA- The Private Gallery, Malaysia
Solo exhibition , 706 Gallery,  Sri Lanka
Group exhibition,  Mysore Mandala, Mysore India
     
2000   Karmic Life Forces,  Solo exhibition,  706 Gallery,  Sri Lanka
     
1999   Solo exhibition,  706 Gallery, Sri Lanka
Group Exhibition, Nandan Art Gallery,  Kala Bhavan, Viswa Bharati, Santiniketan, India
Millennium Art Collection,  2000 Foundation, the Netherlands
     
1998   Solo Exhibition,  Heritage Art Gallery, Sri Lanka
Installation group work,  We Are International,  London, UK
Refugee, Solo exhibition, paintings and etchings,  706 Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Choreographed performing art recital at exhibition
The Refugee series,  solo exhibition at the Barefoot Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
     
1997   Group Exhibition,  Heritage Art Gallery,  Sri Lanka
     
1996   Solo exhibition,  706 Gallery,  Sri Lanka
     
1995   Group Exhibition,  Nandan Art Gallery - by Kala Bavan, Viswa Bharati, Santiniketen, India
     
1994   Exhibition of Young Contemporaries, George Keyt Foundation, Sri Lanka
New Approaches in Contemporary Art in Sri Lanka,  the British Council at the National Art Gallery, Sri Lanka
Young Contemporaries of Sri Lanka, Paris, France
Young Contemporaries exhibition , Alliance Francaise,  Sri Lanka
     
1993   Solo exhibition of paintings at Lionel Wendt Art Gallery,  Sri Lanka
International Exhibition of paintings and sculpture, National Art Gallery, Calcutta, India
     
1990   Solo exhibition of paintings/ drawings,  Galadari Meridian Hotel, Sri Lanka
     

Education

1998   MFA- Painting ,  Kala Bhavan, Viswa Bharati, Santiniketan, India
     
1990 - 1995   BFA (Hons) First Class- Painting Kala Bhavan, Viswa Bharati, Santiniketan, India
     
 
 
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