Jagath Weerasinghe: Decorated

Decorated is a comprehensive overview of Weerasinghe’s recent paintings, drawings, sketchbooks, notes and a new installation.  This body of work reveals the artist’s double sided consideration of life in Sri Lanka at present, whether confronting a member of the armed forces or the current prettification of Sri Lanka.  Topical themes are presented for open discussion without drawing conclusions.  Weerasinghe’s new paintings take inspiration from the Italian Renaissance master Giovanni Bellini’s portrait of Doge Leonardo Loredan (1501 – 2), hanging in London’s National Gallery.  Other motifs include monochrome veiled women and anonymous seated men.  Bad Archaeology (2014) is a sculptural installation staged on the shelves of a domestic clothing cupboard, exploring the artist’s professional and emotional relationship with archaeology given his post as Director of the Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology, University of Kelaniya.

Duration 29 May 2014 - 28 June 2014
Times Tues - Sat, 12 noon - 6 pm or by appointment
Cost Free
Venue Breese Little
Address 30b Great Sutton Street London EC1V 0DU, ,
Contact 07919 416290 / / www.breeselittle.com

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