Exhibition Captivates Audiences at Curado Art Space
US Ambassador Julie Chung and Shanila
It is also beyond the art on the wall as it holds an image bank of photographs which can be printed and framed on demand.”
By: Thasmina Sookoor
The air was filled with excitement and creative energy as Colombo's art community came together on the 15th of September at Curado Art Space for the exclusive exhibition, ‘Artists of Sri Lanka: The Beginning.’ This remarkable event showcased the work of over thirty contemporary Sri Lankan artists, and it lived up to its promise of being a celebration of creativity, culture, and artistic diversity. Curado was brought to life by Shanila Allas, a professional framer who has been working with local and international artists for over twenty years. Her exposure to local art through her framing, motivated her to create a platform for art collectors and art lovers to come to one space and view a cross-section of talent.
Speaking to Daily Mirror, Shanila stated, “through the years I have seen the works of our Sri Lankan artists just get better and better with time. From mimicking western styles or styles of our grandmasters to original pieces derived from our rich culture and history. This is what Curado is, a celebration of local art and a space for people to enjoy and come in for art consultancy and even rent out the space for workshops and exhibitions. It is also beyond the art on the wall as it holds an image bank of photographs which can be printed and framed on demand.”
This unique exhibition is also a reminder of unity and love where different artist from different races, backgrounds, experiences, and ethnicities all come together in one space, and are celebrated!
A Resounding Success
‘Artists of Sri Lanka: The Beginning’ received an overwhelming response from art enthusiasts, collectors, and the general public alike. The exhibition space was abuzz with conversation, exploration, and appreciation for the diverse array of art on display. The event provided a unique opportunity for attendees to immerse themselves in the rich tapestry of Sri Lankan artistry.
A Tribute to Sri Lankan Culture
The exhibition served as a powerful tribute to Sri Lanka's cultural heritage. Each piece of art reflected the country's multifaceted identity, from its history and traditions to contemporary influences. The artists' ability to capture the essence of Sri Lanka's landscapes, people, and spirit was truly remarkable.
Interaction with Artists
One of the highlights of the evening was the chance to interact with the featured artists. Attendees had the opportunity to engage in conversations with the creators behind the works they admired. These interactions offered valuable insights into the artists' inspirations, techniques, and the stories behind their creations.
‘Artists of Sri Lanka: The Beginning’ celebrated the diversity of artistic expressions. From vibrant abstract paintings to thought-provoking installations, the exhibition demonstrated the depth and breadth of talent within the Sri Lankan art community. Visitors were able to explore a wide range of themes, from nature and spirituality to social commentary and contemporary perspectives.
Supporting Local Art
Curado Art Space's commitment to supporting local talent was evident throughout the event. ‘Artists of Sri Lanka: The Beginning’ not only provided a platform for artists to showcase their work but also helped them connect with art enthusiasts and potential collectors.