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PRAGEETH MANOHANSA


RANCHUWA

PRAGEETH MANOHANSA

19 MARCH 2019 - 02 APRIL 2019

2 ALFRED HOUSE ROAD COLOMBO 3 T 2582162, 2556563 E art@paradiseroad.lk


‘RANCHUWA’ In this series of work, Prageeth Manohansa infuses his studies of wildlife with movement and contrast. An artist known for his assemblage mixed media works, this exhibition delves into the synergies and forms of herds and flocks, referred to as ‘Ranchuwa’ in Sinhalese. He transforms scrap metal and brass sheets into works that mould the movement of flocks of birds and the solidity in unison of the herd. Using minimal manipulation these works flaunt the artists affinity to nature and wildlife and his ability to create from mundane static material and objects. Working with charcoal and acrylic he draws with fluidity and ease, a continuation of the style in the preliminary sketches used for his early sculptural and assemblage works. Using roughly folded packing paper these drawings also possess the patina of imperfection that has become an inherent part of the artists language. PRAGEETH MANOHANSA MARCH 2019


BIRD I, 2019, Brass and Scrap Metal, 35cm x 26cm x 16cm


ELEPHANT XII, 2019, Brass and Scrap Metal, 36cm x 43cm x 10cm


ELEPHANT I, 2019, Mixed Media on Packing Paper, 100cm x 100cm

ELEPHANT II, 2019, Mixed Media on Packing Paper, 125cm x 100cm


ELEPHANT III, 2019, Mixed Media on Packing Paper, 80cm x 100cm

RANCHUWA I, 2019, Mixed Media on Packing Paper, 90cm x 100cm


RANCHUWA IV, 2019, Brass and Scrap Metal, 46cm x 35cm x 23cm


ELEPHANT V, 2019, Mixed Media on Packing Paper, 100cm x 104cm

RANCHUWA III, 2019, Mixed Media on Packing Paper, 100cm x 100cm


RANCHUWA V, 2019, Brass and Scrap Metal, 48cm x 37cm x 28cm


ELEPHANT VI, 2019, Mixed Media on Packing Paper, 140cm x 100cm

ELEPHANT VII, 2019, Mixed Media on Packing Paper, 103cm x 100cm


ELEPHANT VIII, 2019, Mixed Media on Packing Paper, 110cm x 100cm

ELEPHANT XI, 2019, Mixed Media on Packing Paper, 115cm x 100cm


ELEPHANT IX, 2019, Mixed Media on Packing Paper, 120cm x 100cm

ELEPHANT X, 2019, Mixed Media on Packing Paper, 140cm x 100cm


BIRD II, 2019, Brass and Scrap Metal, 22cm x 15cm x 21cm

BIRDS III, 2019, Brass and Scrap Metal, 34cm x 15cm x 13cm


ELEPHANT IV, 2019, Mixed Media on Packing Paper, 120cm x 100cm

RANCHUWA II, 2019, Mixed Media on Packing Paper, 95cm x 100cm


BIRD IV, 2019, Brass and Scrap Metal, 102cm x 33cm x 28cm


BIRDS V, 2019, Brass and Scrap Metal, 190cm x 84cm x 43cm


RANCHUWA VI, 2019, Brass and Scrap Metal, 107cm x 48cm x 28cm


PRAGEETH MANOHANSA b. 1976 Education 2005

Bachelor of Sculpture, Institute of Aesthetic Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

1997

Painting and Sculptures Course, Benares Hindu University, India

Solo Exhibitions 2018

Wanantharaya | Saskia Fernando Gallery, Sri Lanka

2016

Paper Works | Paradise Road Galleries, Colombo, Sri Lanka

2014

Chromatic | Saskia Fernando Gallery, Sri Lanka

2013

Flux - Exhibition of Sketches, Paradise Road Galleries, Colombo, Sri Lanka

2012

Gods of Metal, Gallery Steph, Singapore

2010

Assembled Art, in association with MIVET National Centre for the Arts & National Art Gallery

Maldives, Maldives Institute of Vocational Training, Maldives

2009

Amangalla Hotel, Galle, Sri Lanka

2008

Galle Art Trail, Galle Film Festival, Galle, Sri Lanka

2003

Gamana, an Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, Lionel Wendt Art Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Group Exhibitions 2016

Disambiguation | curated by Saskia Fernando, Art Dubai 2016, U.A.E

2014

All Together Now! | Breese Little, London, UK

2014

Emergency | Breese Little Gallery, London, UK

2013

Temporary Permanence: Contemporary Art from Sri Lanka | XVA Gallery, Dubai

2012 Kaputa | Amangalla Hotel, Galle, Sri Lanka 2011

Contemporary Art From Sri Lanka 2011 | Asia House, London, UK


2011

Script | Amangalla Hotel, Galle, Sri Lanka

2009

Colombo Art Biennale | Colombo, Sri Lanka

2009

Kala Pola | organised by the George Keyt Foundation, Colombo, Sri Lanka

2009

Art Auction with Channa Ekanayake | Kooii Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka

2008

Artful Resistance: Crisis and Creativity in Sri Lanka | Museum of Ethnology/Kunsthistorisches Museum

Vienna, Austria

2007

Kala Pola | organised by the George Keyt Foundation, Colombo, Sri Lanka

2006

Kala Pola | organised by the George Keyt Foundation, Colombo, Sri Lanka

2006

Paradise Road Galleries, Colombo, Sri Lanka

2005

Kala Pola | organised by the George Keyt Foundation, Colombo, Sri Lanka

2005

Tsunami | Exhibition of Painting & Sculpture, University Gallery, University of Kelaniya, Colombo, Sri Lanka

2004

Kala Pola, organised by the George Keyt Foundation, Colombo, Sri Lanka

2004

With the Other | Exhibition of Painting & Sculpture, National Art Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka

2003

Kala Pola | organised by the George Keyt Foundation, Colombo, Sri Lanka

1999

Jhanaavi | Exhibition of Painting & Sculpture, Town Hall, Daltongani, Benares, India 2017 SAARC Artist Camp,

Gokarna Forest Resort,Kathmandu, Nepal


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