Galle Literary Festival

ūüźď ARTRA‚Äôs Best of Emerging Artists 2023 : Poverty and Prosperity

28jan10:00 am11:00 amūüźď ARTRA‚Äôs Best of Emerging Artists 2023 : Poverty and Prosperity10:00 am - 11:00 am View in my timeFort PrintersEvent CategoryArt Trail : Curated TourEvent PriceFree

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‚ÄėPoverty and Prosperity‚Äô by Kopalapillai Mathiskumar¬†

Join artist Kopalapillai Mathiskumar for a curated exhibition tour at The Fort Printers. One of the ARTRA Collection’s emerging contemporary artists, Kopalapillai is currently based in Lucknow, India. He uses mixed-media techniques to delve into social injustice. 


Kopalapillai Mathiskumar

Kopalapillai Mathiskumar is a Sri Lankan contemporary artist hailing from Akkaraipattu on the country‚Äôs eastern coast. Utilising pigment ink and watercolour on board, oils on canvas, and mixed media, his works range from articulating his sentimental view of nature against man‚Äôs avarice to critiquing present-day disparity regarding class and wealth prejudice. Since graduating from the Eastern University (SVIAS) with a Bachelor‚Äôs degree in Visual and Technological Arts in 2015, Mathiskumar has participated in nine group art exhibitions by the ‚ÄėNon-Violent Artist Group‚Äô. Held in public spaces, these exhibitions encourage community engagement and interaction with the public via artistic expression in the Eastern & Northern Provinces. Mathiskumar has also worked on commission for the revered C. Anjalendran‚Äôs architecture projects, including that of an Ayurvedic spa. He is currently pursuing his Master‚Äôs in Creative Painting at the University of Lucknow, India, where he is now based.


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