An exhibition of drawings by award winning artist Sampath Amunugama opens at Paradise Road Galleries on April 28, 2016. Born in 1975, Sri Lanka, he studied at the University of Kelaniya. Sampath explains the influences that motivate him as an artist as well as his inspiration behind his Exhibition.
When I began working on these drawings, I did not intend to conceptualise them but rather related them to my life’s circumstances and emotions. Soon I realised my brush strokes seem to draw more towards love and affection; hence I call this series of drawings “LOVERS”.
The medium I use is irrelevant to my work. What is unique about my drawings is the power of my brush strokes and my ability to create strokes with speed as I try to convey my emotions of that moment instantly.