Shalini Ganendra Fine Art

SUJEEWA KUMARI

 

b. 1971   Sri Lanka

 

Driven by questions of social and political identity in the context of post-colonial South Asia, the work of Sujeewa Kumari explores the place of the woman in art and society. She makes use of the myriad possibilities of painting and photography.

 

Sujeewa often puts herself at the centre of her artistic investigations into the liminal spaces inhabited and performed by women. Her self-portraits blend performances, natural soundtracks, photography and digital manipulation, requiring the viewer to reconsider what is seen and what remains invisible.

 

She prefers working with a range of different media, and her works on paper are constructed as a combination of physical and mental sensations, representing poetic and emotional expressions. Incorporating images from her past, she brings them into dreamlike conversations with contemporary experience, offering uncertain yet compelling insights into modern existence to the viewer.

SELECTED BIOGRAPHY

 

 

Select Solo Exhibitions

 

2013  Garden of Eden, SGFA @ Gallery Residence (collaboration with Sanjeewa Kumara)

 

2010  Project space, Lichfield Passage, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, U.K

 

2004  Performance presentation- Living Sculpture, Gampaha Train Station, Gampaha Sri Lanka

 

2003  Performance presentation Skin of the White Tea Bags, Netherlands

 

2002  Mixed media works – Barefoot Gallery, 706, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Paintings – Aki Academy of Fine Arts, Netherlands

Skin-of-the-white-tea-bags

Performance and installation

Goddess, 2011

Mixed media on paper

Self-portrait, 2011

Mixed media on paper

Moonlight, 2012

Mixed media on paper

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