Firi Rahman was educated at the Foundation of Art and Design at City and Guilds at the Manchester College. His body of works consists of hyperrealist drawings, moving away from direct representation towards a narrative approach of storytelling.
With his latest series Rahman immersed the fields of conceptual cartography and psychogeography, to examine the influence of urban environment on individual experiences and behaviors, mainly focusing on historical and ongoing urban changes his neighborhood Slave Island has gone through over time.
Firi Rahman is engaged in the contemporary art scene of Colombo, participating at Colomboscope – Shadow Scenes visual art exhibition, and was invited to speak at the Sri Lankan Archive for Contemporary Art, Architecture and Design in Jaffna on his work and experiences as an emerging artist. He is represented by Saskia Fernando Gallery, where he held two solo exhibitions, Unconventional Beauty in 2015 and Prediction Extiction in 2016. He is currently involved in a visual storytelling project using participatory photography.
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