“Disappearing and Reappearing Landscape” Recurrent travel between Colombo and Jaffna in the recent past left the artist imagining what the landscape might have been before. An image of the selected landscape is redrawn with a soldering iron, leaving burn marks on the paper. ‘Is anything missing in this landscape?’ ‘Could it be replaced?’ It’s a rebuilding process with changes.

Pradeep Thalawatta had his first art education at the Vibhavi Academy of Fine Arts and completed his undergraduate studies at the Beacon House National University, Lahore, Pakistan where he received a BFA degree in 2007. In addition, he underwent training in jewelry, fashion design, textile design, interior and graphic design at the National Design Centre, Sri Lanka. His interest is in the contemporariness of material, texture, color, the exotic allure of the urban waste. He has showcased his work locally and in India, Maldives, Sweden since 2003. He lives and works in Sri Lanka.