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The curators of the Colombo Art Biennale (Sri Lanka), Roman Berka and Suresh Jayaram, selected 14 artists from a series of exhibitions in the newspaper Daily Mirror, Daily Financial Times and Sunday Times, whose artworks have been specially designed for the exhibition in the medium of the newspaper or determined . Its sphere is not an exclusive biennial limited audience, but manifests itself in everyday life to a broad public. The Colombo Art Biennale is responding. In continuation of their theme “Becoming”, the avant-garde demand for a mutual penetration of art and life

The exhibition series before and during the Biennial of the period 01 to 19 Published in February 2012 and as part of the main event (15th-19.02.2012) presented. In the Austrian daily Der Standard, the same series is shown. Through this extraordinary cultural cooperation, the two countries Sri Lanka and Austria as well as its cultural spheres together. museum in progress opens a window to Colombo Art Biennale for an audience outside of Sri Lanka.

“Mediation” is a series of exhibitions of museum in progress in collaboration with the Colombo Art Biennale 2012 – “Becoming” , The Standard , and the newspapers Daily Mirror , Daily Financial Times and Sunday Times , Sri Lanka.


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“Becoming Escapee” at Hempel Galleries

Hempel Galleries work as a response to the ever- strengthening artistic talent emerging from Sri Lanka and the ever-increasing need for forums from which this little discovered talent can be seen internationally.

Hempel Galleries operate as a commercial gallery in both physical and virtual gallery spaces, creating and providing new platforms from which to showcase our artists’ work. Hempel Galleries take a personal interest and are dedicated to the promotion of each and every one of their artists so as to increase their profile, their reputation, and to raise awareness in the international forum.

Anup Vega’s spontaneous grace and the insights unique to him can be seen in his exhibition titled “BECOMING ESCAPEE”. His obsession is with his immediate surroundings and in particular, nature.

Vega, born in Kurunegala in 1967, studied at the village school Wandaragala and moved to Colombo in 1983. Having visited galleries and exhibitions in Colombo, he soon discovered the joy of sharing the bliss of his own creativity. Ever since he began exhibiting, his work has been a reflection of nourishment, of joy, of beauty and of bliss which helps him to keep his spirit high.

His work does not need any justification nor explanation. It is the world he inhabits and his sole object of desire.


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CAB Around Town 2

CAB Around Town 2

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CAB Around Town

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