Galle Literary Festival

🐓 ARTRA’s Best of Emerging Artists 2023 : Reflections

25jan(jan 25)10:00 am28(jan 28)6:00 am🐓 ARTRA’s Best of Emerging Artists 2023 : Reflections10:00 am - 6:00 am (28) View in my timeFort PrintersEvent CategoryArt Trail : Art ExhibitionEvent PriceFree

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Reflections’ is a collection of works that delve into Handunge’s perspectives on Sri Lanka’s recent economic crisis. Through this collection of paintings, the artist conveys the mounting societal pressure to migrate amidst surging inflation and an escalating economic collapse, as the fleeing of thousands of other countrymen from an increasingly uncertain future contributes to a mass exodus. Amidst the push for departure, they maintain a profound connection with nostalgic notions of their local environment, encapsulating a nuanced perspective on the complex interplay between personal aspirations and the broader economic landscape. 


Pulasthi Handunge

As an architecture graduate from the City School of Architecture Colombo, Pulasthi Handunge’s passion lies in the intersection between art and architecture. With a fascination for spatial character and design, he delves into the historical narratives of the spaces he explores, enriching his understanding of the symbiotic relationship between the built environment and the natural world. He strives to infuse every piece of his work with a distinct Sri Lankan touch, thereby creating a reflection of both himself and the rich cultural tapestry that the country embodies. Debuting in 2010 with his first solo exhibition, Handunge has since participated in numerous group shows, including Kala Pola in 2019. His work was featured on the cover of ARTRA Magazine’s Emerging Artists | Best of 2020, Edition 57 (2020). As he ventures into the fields of art and architecture, Handunge works stand as a testament to his unwavering commitment to capturing the essence of nature and culture, all while celebrating his Sri Lankan heritage.


January 25, 2024 10:00 am - January 28, 2024 6:00 am

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