Dinesh Perera’s work at Sky GalleryView(s):
‘Imaginality 360°’, an exhibition of paintings by Dinesh Perera opens next Saturday at Sky Gallery of the Fareed Uduman Art Forum and will continue until February 7. The exhibition will be declared open by the Chairman of the Sapumal Foundation, Rohan De Soysa on January 28 at 6.30 p.m.
Dinesh schooled initially at Peradeniya Sarasavi Uyana Vidyalaya and later at D.S. Senanayake College. He was fortunate to study art under Dharmasiri Kariyawasam at the Ceylon Society of Art (Jathika Kala Bhavana) of the National Art Gallery and exhibited there as part of a group of young painters. He was also a member of the ‘Young Contemporaries’ of the George Keyt Foundation where he won awards.
In 1994, joining Zeppelin Advertising Services as a visualizer he was greatly motivated to learn another dimension of art through the exposure he had in their Art Department. He had his first solo exhibition at the National Art Gallery and while at Zeppelin was greatly inspired by the paintings of Fareed Uduman (father of the CEO). His paintings took a completely different turn thereafter (360 degrees!). He virtually lived with these paintings for 27 years and was closely involved in three exhibitions of Uduman and also the coffee table book about the artist.
The 45 paintings on display are a direct result of this revival in his interest, influence and inspiration.
Dinesh says his paintings depict love, intimacy, kindness and sexuality in human beings and also (in many) of their interactions with animals and birds.
Sky Gallery is located at 65/9 Kirula Road, Colombo 5. Viewing times for this exhibition are from 10.p.m to 6 p.m. each day.
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