Gunasiri Kolambage

Gunasiri Kolambage

103/11 Old Rd,Navinna,Maharagama, Wetern, Sri Lanka

About Gunasiri Kolambage

I am an artist. Living in Sri Lanka. I work with Acrylic, Oil, Watercolor and Mixed Media.Most of my paintings are abstracts.I have also exhibited my work in Japan, Bulgaria, India, Bangladesh, Australia, Spain and Paris aside from commissioned work in various countries.

Vibrant hues in contrasting combinations are typical of my work and many of my paintings are imbued with messages, at times stirring and poignant in their meaning.

I have been painting and exhibiting my work more than 55 years.

Education

Diploma College of Fine Arts - Colombo.

Exhibitions

1961 1st Solo Exhibition at the Studio Times- Fort, Colombo.
1966 Solo Exhibition of Paintings on the theme: "Some Poems I Have Read" Held in Colombo.1978 Participated in an Exhibition of Paintings by Asian Artists by Invitation in Zagrebev, Bulgaria.

(Three of the Paintings were bought by the Bulgarian Government to add to their art

collection.)1978 Participated in the Indian Triennale Exhibition, held in New Delhi.

1979 Participated in the Asian Artists’ Exhibition, held in Fukoka, Japan.

1981 Participated in the Asian Artists’ Exhibition, held in Dhaka, Bangladesh and led the

Sri Lankan Delegation to the Conference2009 - Finalist Award from the ‘International Artist Magazine’ Australia.

2012 - Exhibition of Paintings ‘BUDDHARAJA’ at the Lionel Wendt Gallery - Colombo.

2012 - Exhibition of Paintings ‘BUDDHARAJA’ at the Gangaramaya Gallery - Colombo.

2012 - Exhibition of Paintings ‘BUDDHARAJA’ at Jayawardenepura University - Colombo.

2012 - Participated SAARC Painting Exhibition – Colombo.

2014 - Exhibition of Paintings ‘Life’s Mortifs’ at the JDA Perea Gallery– Colombo.

2016 - Participated in the Group Exhibition ‘13 STROKES’ at the Lionel Wendt Gallery -Colombo.

2017 - Participated in the Group Exhibition ‘WATER MARGIN’ at the Lionel Wendt Gallery - Colombo. 2017- Participated in the Exhibition of ‘Watercolour Bianale’ in New Delhi- India 2018 - Participated in the Exhibition of ‘Watercolour Fabriano” in Italy.

2018 - Participated in the Group Exhibition ‘WATER MARGIN-2’ at the Lionel Wendt Gallery - Colombo. 2018 - Participated in the 1st International Watercolor Biennale-Malaysia.

2018 - Contemporary Painting & Sculpture Exhibition with my Son and Grandson at Sakya Gallery-

Sama Foundation, Battaramulla.

2019 - Participated in the Exhibition of ‘Watercolour Fabriano” in Italy.