According to Chinthaka Thenuwara, our lives are in constant motion transforming themselves into history. Just as we are becoming familiar with the status quo, we move to another situation. Making history becomes a constant varying cycle, a natural sequence of acts, results, and consequences. The changes that occur through the process of making history are like looking through a kaleidoscope, in that each individual sees the same elements, but reassembles them into a different enticing new pattern. As an avid cyclist, Chinthaka experiences his daily cycling routes as method for assembling a kaleidoscopic vision of how history is made in which historical monuments, buildings, landscape and roads change form, identity, functionality or completely disappear through temporal, social, political and cultural changes.
As a professional photographer, Chinthaka has a licentiate membership in the Institute of Sri Lankan Photography, as well as a Higher National Diploma in photography from the Photographic Art Society, Sri Lanka affiliate to FIAP, and a Higher National Diploma in Interior design from the AOD Sri Lanka. He is a founding member of the Collective of Contemporary Artists (CoCA). He has exhibited widely in Sri Lanka, where he his work has won many awards, as well as in other parts of Asia, Europe and the Middle East.