Shalini Ganendra Fine Art

DRUVINKA

 

b.1971   Sri Lanka

 

Druvinka, painter and printmaker, trained in Santiniketan where she received a First Class in the Bachelor of Fine Arts. Her work has been exhibited extensively in India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, and throughout Europe, where she has a loyal collector base.

 

Druvinka has successfully and uniquely adapted the ancient tempera technique used in Indian miniature painting to a contemporary format. Working with acrylic washes, bamboo paper and canvas/cloth, she incorporates symbols of the psyche such as lingam, circles, buds and silhouettes.

 

Professor S.B. Dissanayake, art critic, comments:

 

“Druvinka’s art is a self-generated, self-propelled aesthetic… It is a total gallery of experience for viewers. They do not meditate on these pictures individually. They go home to think about them. First of all, the technical accomplishments, then on the subject matter… The figures are among shadows united by feelings of isolation. They exude a sense of being brought on to a stage, to a suspended reality in a state of weightlessness, fumbling for something archetypal.”

 

“One of the essential features in modern art has been the attempt by various and often contradictory means to deepen and clarify the creative act which had become obscured and stifled by tradition. My work displays freedom through colour, form, line and symbols. Whether I open or close my eyes to the outside work, I do not draw a single line or brush stroke without striking a deep chord with the reality of nature and its earliest beginnings.”   Druvinka

SELECTED BIOGRAPHY

 

 

Education

 

1998  MFA- Painting ,  Kala Bhavan, Viswa Bharati, Santiniketan, India

1990 – 1995  BFA (Hons) First Class- Painting Kala Bhavan, Viswa Bharati, Santiniketan, India

 

 

Major Exhibitions

 

2008  Sri Lankan & Malaysian Contemporary at  Asian Art Week, New York, with Shalini Ganendra Fine Art Sdn. Bhd. at The Haughton Fair

 

2007  Island Vision, Lamont Gallery, Phillips Exeter Academy, NH, USA, April 2007

Serendipity, Asian Art Week New York , SGFA -The Private Gallery at Arts of Pacific Asia

Sri Lankan Contemporary Art III, Shalini Ganendra Fine Art Sdn. Bhd., Malaysia

 

2006  Serendipity in New York, WaterMoon Gallery, New York and  Shalini Ganendra Fine Art Sdn. Bhd.

Sri Lankan Contemporary Art II, SGFA – The Private Gallery, Malaysia

 

2005  Colours of Karma, Nehru Centre, London,  curated by SGFA -The Private Gallery

Solo Exhibition, Barefoot Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka

 

2004  Sri Lankan Contemporary Art,  SGFA – The Private Gallery, Malaysia

Solo exhibition, Swing Gallery, Mysore, India

Solo Exhibition, Barefoot Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka

 

2003  Sri Lankan Contemporary Art,  SGFA- The Private Gallery, Malaysia

Solo exhibition, Barefoot Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka

 

2002  Sri Lankan Contemporary Art,   SGFA- The Private Gallery, Malaysia

Solo exhibition,  Barefoot Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka

 

2001  Sri Lankan Contemporary Art,  SGFA- The Private Gallery, Malaysia

Solo exhibition , 706 Gallery,  Sri Lanka

Group exhibition,  Mysore Mandala, Mysore India

 

2000  Karmic Life Forces,  Solo exhibition,  706 Gallery,  Sri Lanka

 

1999  Solo exhibition,  706 Gallery, Sri Lanka

Group Exhibition, Nandan Art Gallery,  Kala Bhavan, Viswa Bharati, Santiniketan, India

Millennium Art Collection,  2000 Foundation, the Netherlands

 

1998  Solo Exhibition,  Heritage Art Gallery, Sri Lanka

Installation group work,  We Are International,  London, UK

Refugee, Solo exhibition, paintings and etchings,  706 Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Choreographed performing art recital at exhibition

The Refugee series,  solo exhibition at the Barefoot Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka

 

1997  Group Exhibition,  Heritage Art Gallery,  Sri Lanka

 

1996  Solo exhibition,  706 Gallery,  Sri Lanka

 

1995  Group Exhibition,  Nandan Art Gallery – by Kala Bavan, Viswa Bharati, Santiniketen, India

 

1994  Exhibition of Young Contemporaries, George Keyt Foundation, Sri Lanka

New Approaches in Contemporary Art in Sri Lanka,  the British Council at the National Art Gallery, Sri Lanka

Young Contemporaries of Sri Lanka, Paris, France

Young Contemporaries exhibition , Alliance Francaise,  Sri Lanka

 

1993  Solo exhibition of paintings at Lionel Wendt Art Gallery,  Sri Lanka

International Exhibition of paintings and sculpture, National Art Gallery, Calcutta, India

 

1990  Solo exhibition of paintings/ drawings,  Galadari Meridian Hotel, Sri Lanka

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