Born in 1953, Rohan Amarasinghe held his last show in Colombo at the Theertha Red Dot Gallery in 2007. A self taught artist, Amarasinghe has veered away from collectives and specific movements. He disclaims nationalism and activism as traits and prefers to be admired for his skill and for the distinct themes of his work.
This series of acrylic on canvas works discuss life and death, hydraulic heritage and ancestry. The canvases carry symbols contrasting these themes thereby confronting our history geographically and spiritually.