27 June, 2022


Encountering The Local Gogaan

An exhibition of Seevali Illangasinghe‘s paintings will be held at the Visual Arts University, (UDA Perera gallery), No 46, Horton Place Colombo 7, March 11-18, from 9.00 A.M to 5.oopm. The exhibition will be his latest collection of paintings. Being an eminent visual artist for over four decades, Seevali Illangasinghe has been marking one aspects of art in Sri Lanka’s art history and has exhibited his paintings in many capitols of the world.

Seevali, who suffered a brain hemorrhage and had to spend all his money to recover, so a group of his admirers decided to have an exhibition of his paintings. Once again he suffered a second attack and is recovering. There are four people who have offered to sponsor the exhibition. 1. Professor Carlo Forseka, 2. Kumar Sangakara 3. Dharmasiri Bandaranayake 4 Kumar Rupesinghe. The proceeds of the sale will go to his family, who are assisting in the exhibition.

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    Gogaan? Who is he? Do you mean the French artist who became famous for his lifeless flat paintings of Polynesian women because of his legendary life in Tahiti and his friendship with the eccentric artist Van Gogh?If so, that name is GAUGUIN !

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