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Anura Srinath

Anura Srinath
Contemporary Artist

“The medium and technology used in creating art represents the thoughts of the artist and enacts it like a dramatist”, says Anura Srinath. He is a painter, cartoonist, illustrator and comic artist. His tireless efforts have been published in newspapers and been adapted into teledramas and films too.

 

The artist has developed a close kinship with the subjects of his artwork and the surrounding environment. Anura says that “artists are full of love within them, and that is what makes it easier for them to capture and communicate intricate feelings and empathize with nature.”

Anura works with acrylics, pencils, watercolor and even digital software such as Photoshop. The fluidity of his line drawings and his vibrant color palette captures the essence of his world. His work transforms the standard notions of cartoonists into a uniquely expressive form, that rejuvenates the eye of the viewer with fresh color.

He firmly believes that an artist has to discipline himself to continually create content in order to succeed. Anura’s success mantra is practiced when he begins his day at 3 in the morning to train himself to draw one story for each day of the week.

This mantra is also strengthened by his love to teach and assist other artists who are interested in learning the art.  Anura’s love for art began when he was a young boy. However, he was prohibited from taking up a profession as an artist by his father, as it was a profession of the meager pay in Sri Lanka in his early years. Thus, out of obedience to his father, he discontinued this profession. Unable to resist his passion for art he reincarnated as a self- learnt artist.

Anura Srinath is an explorative artist and gathers inspiration from the contaminated world and its malice. He tries to unveil through his artwork the plight of society which is conflicted due to political, economic and social factors. Age does not create a barrier between his art and its audience, as everyone can equally enjoy his work.

The rawness and exposure of the bitter truth of situations and his personal perspectives are expressed clearly through his illustrations. The illustrations for the Hatton National Bank (HNB) calendar for the past 12 years is a great example of his smart and creative artwork. Anura’s cartoonist approach intertwines realities of the world and satirical juxtapositions with a range of colors that differ from other artists. The color palate does not create too much of a contrast and is not gaudy but creates outstanding pieces.

Anura turns to phenomena that can be proved scientifically and socially. He refuses to look towards mythology for inspiration as he prefers rational topics of the real world. Accuracy and realism enable Anura to plan the outcome of his artwork, therefore making him a well-organized artist who highly disagrees with abstract outcomes and creations.

The form of Anura’s subjects is organic and natural and reflects his love for humor and satire through the vibrant colors smeared on his characters and paintings. His artworks are a raw representation of his views and feelings!

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  • Night of Prayer and Penan..

    Night of Prayer and Penan..

    $275$675

    Devotees gather at the holy threshold for the eve of prayer and penance. Some stooping before the divine power, others seeking blessings and solace. In a world of chaos, to recover and respite from one’s troubles is not an easy deed. Yet this humble abode of the divine, illuminated by hope and veneration unites the troubled in one purposeful worship.

    The creator captures the inherent human nature in a compelling and subtle manner with this creation. A magnificent addition to your collection, which will no doubt, lighten your worldly burdens.

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  • Pain of Captivity

    Pain of Captivity

    $275$675

    Hidden behind this artistic portrayal of a scene which took place not too long ago, is the pain and anguish felt by a herd of gentle giants as they are forced into slavery by a group of affluent humans and their faithful followers.

    The creator very carefully details the level of anguish this herd of wild elephants feels as they are forced to work against their will as the group of greedy humans watch over the captive ground amused by the damage they are causing to nature. This work of art is definitely thought-provoking and will serve as a great reminder for us never to revert back to such primitive behavior.

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  • A City Bygone

    A City Bygone

    $425$675

    It was a beautiful morning. A day to make a memory. Looking out of the window, the world seemed laid back. The great Indian ocean painted in shades of turquoise with ships in the distance on a journey of their own. A volume of water, hurrying towards the rocks, uncompromising, recedes to try again another time.

    Along the beach, a quiet row of vehicles makes their way. The trees, bright and green sway for the wind carrying a gentle breeze. Just next door is a temple, painted in white the dome shaped shrine is visible, the cannons are on the other side and a lighthouse in the middle; between war and peace stands a light, beaconing the path. The creator has painted a masterpiece.

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  • On Barren Paths

    On Barren Paths

    $1,050$1,200

    In this obscure and intriguing creation, we see cattle and a faint figure of a cattle herder walking on a dusty, beaten down road. The muted shades of pink and yellow are quite soothing and pleasing to the eye. The iridescent nature and atmosphere that is present in this creation are stunning and breathtaking. The cattle have been made to blend in with the surroundings, to make the entire image stand out.

    Here, we have a unique piece of art that would be an excellent addition to one’s collection of fine art. The ingenious Creator’s skill and finesse can be highlighted from this radiating piece of art, and the Creator deserves to be commended for it.

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  • First of its Kind

    First of its Kind

    $1,050$1,175

    A grand monument and a beacon of culture and heritage, the “Thuparamaya”, a Buddhist temple, located in the historic and ancient city of Anuradhapura, in the Island nation of Sri Lanka. Located in the heart of the Indian ocean, Sri Lanka has many Buddhist temples.

    The temple that is portrayed in this creation is known as one of the first dome shaped Buddhist temples, ever to be built in Sri Lanka and was built in order to enshrine the right collarbone of Lord Buddha. Cultural art at its finest. The Creator of this exceptionally exquisite piece deserves to be commended.

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  • We all Sing One Song

    We all Sing One Song

    $275$675

    In a time where unity and equality are qualities that are very hard to come by, this beautiful creation will most certainly infuse much positive energy to its surroundings as it represents the beauty and harmony of togetherness.

    The creator successfully transcends all boundaries of age, race, ethnicity and religion as he shows how individuals representing all these groups can come together and enjoy each other’s company irrespective of any social constraints we otherwise witness in our daily lives. By making this cheerful creation part of your living space, you too will able to feel the strength of unity if we all come together as one and ‘Sing One Song’

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  • Setting Sun of Tranquilit..

    Setting Sun of Tranquilit..

    $1,700$2,000

    The artist brings to life the tranquility offered by the golden setting sun, against the ripples of the tranquil lake. An iconic Sri Lankan scene, it is an augmented visual delight in portraying the glistening body of water and the soft foliage of an ageing tree.

    The pagoda illustrated through shadows amongst the thick forestry adds undertones of serenity. A play between light and dark, this creation is brought to life with the use of only a few colors, a testament to the creator’s versatility.

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  • Breaking Waves

    Breaking Waves

    $1,475$1,625

    It is a bright afternoon, the sea is brimming with life, wave after wave, rushing to the shore to whisper their secrets and carrying back treasures of their own. The blazing sun colors the water in shades of turquoise and white, it sparkles.

    Closing our eyes in this moment, it is easy to imagine the audible sound of the mighty waves crashing into the rocks and subsiding gracefully like a defeated warrior. The creator has done justice to mother nature with this piece, the use of colors and the skillful brush strokes makes this work of art one to treasure.

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  • Olympus is Rising

    Olympus is Rising

    $275$675

    The ingenious Creator has chosen to portray the power of an athlete. The high jumper depicted here, in this creation, is mesmerizing. The Creator has painted the high jumper in mid motion, in mid air, his body levitating over the bar so fiercely and effortlessly, on canvas in an animated style.

    This masterpiece can be used as a motivational piece. The creation evokes thoughts on Olympians leaping into the air and forcefully throwing themselves over the bar, that is high up in the air. This piece of art has the power to make you feel invincible, like anything is possible and nothing can step in your way.

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  • Shady Grove

    Shady Grove

    $1,350$1,500

    If you are looking to bring the peace and beauty of a village setting closer to your living space, then this creation will make a perfect statement piece to add to your collection. The rustic nature of this serene scene is worthy of much praise as it will instantly instill a sense of calmness as it whisks the viewer into this ‘Shady Grove’ setting where from one side a fertile paddy field lines the roadway and on the other a humble hut takes shelter under the shade of a beautiful tree.

    Enjoy yourself as you are drawn further into the setting as though you hitch a ride in the cart journeying on into the horizon.

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  • Heritage and Nature

    Heritage and Nature

    $1,050$1,175

    Our nation boasts of a unique cultural heritage which dates back over thousands of centuries, and the towering man-made monuments which we find scattered across the land serve as testament to this rich history. This creation attempts to bring to light the important aspect of how such awe-inspiring man-made structures still manage to survive in harmony with their natural surroundings.

    As you gaze upon this beautiful creation, you will be able to understand how such structures embrace their relationship with nature – a lesson we all need to follow, drawing inspiration from how our heritage is intertwined with nature.

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  • Court Wide Open

    Court Wide Open

    $1,275$1,400

    This creation is a sports illustration of a tennis player. The brilliant white background makes the animated image leap out of its surroundings. The clouded green and muted yellow are presented like smoke around the player in this intriguing piece.

    The tennis player has generated so much heat while sprinting from side to side that the soles of his shoes are burning through the ground and creating puffs of smoke behind him, as a result. A job well done by the ingenious and talented Creator in bringing this effect to life in this portrait. This piece would add a lot of value to any collection of art.

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  • Forgotten Heritage

    Forgotten Heritage

    $275$550

    As time goes by, it is inevitable that we tend to forget some of the treasures passed down to us from our ancestors, and through this creation the creator strives to bring to life the memory of one such forgotten wonder. The massive stupa depicted in this creation would have once stood tall, shining bright against its surroundings, yet with time moss has begun to grow on its surface masking its true beauty which it once possessed.

    This is a unique work of art which you could make part of your home or office, which will once again begin to inculcate the need for us to strive to protect and preserve our forgotten heritage.

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  • A Final Goodbye

    A Final Goodbye

    $275$550

    Somewhat grave and gloomy in nature, the creator captures the somber moment when a group of individuals bids farewell to a dying companion. In order to set the context for this sad and dark moment, the creators have carefully used a mix of muted colors which spread the feeling of sadness also expressed through the facial expressions of the characters in the setting.

    The lone window which is seen in the middle of the setting conveys a powerful message and ray of hope that the soul passing is being called to a brighter place from this point on.

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  • Superior Control

    Superior Control

    $275$550

    A soccer player looks with intent as he attempts to bring a lofted ball under control using all his skill and purpose. This realistic yet abstract sketch is detailed in color and features, but artistic in its backdrop and foreground.

    The creator skillfully sketched the expression of the player as he gazes at the ball and has used soft hues against a white background with splashes of yellow for added color in this motion portrait.

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  • Fine Glance

    Fine Glance

    $275$450

    What we have here, in this creation, a very well executed portrait and sports illustration of a cricketer, artistically  and masterfully constructed by the talented Creator. Very well thought out portrayed on the Creator’s canvas. The illustration is lifelike, and the abstract background gives the player, centered in this work of art, a more exciting and intriguing look and effect.

    The creation is very colorful and draws a lot of attention to itself.  Sports illustrations require so much detailing, as a result of creating movement and emotion in the images, and the masterful Creator has captured this effect, on canvas, perfectly.

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  • Night of Prayer and Penan..

    Night of Prayer and Penan..

    $1,800$2,075

    Devotees gather at the holy threshold for the eve of prayer and penance. Some stooping before the divine power, others seeking blessings and solace. In a world of chaos, to recover and respite from one’s troubles is not an easy deed. Yet this humble abode of the divine, illuminated by hope and veneration unites the troubled in one purposeful worship.

    The creator captures the inherent human nature in a compelling and subtle manner with this creation. A magnificent addition to your collection, which will no doubt, lighten your worldly burdens.

    Quick View
  • Setting Sun of Tranquilit..

    Setting Sun of Tranquilit..

    $275$675

    The artist brings to life the tranquility offered by the golden setting sun, against the ripples of the tranquil lake. An iconic Sri Lankan scene, it is an augmented visual delight in portraying the glistening body of water and the soft foliage of an ageing tree.

    The pagoda illustrated through shadows amongst the thick forestry adds undertones of serenity. A play between light and dark, this creation is brought to life with the use of only a few colors, a testament to the creator’s versatility.

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  • Colors of Next Generation..

    Colors of Next Generation..

    $275$550

    Sri Lanka is a country that is blessed with much diversity, and it is this diversity that truly makes this little nation one of the most beautiful nations in the world. But as we all know, all what we have been blessed with belongs to our future generations and this creation is a timely reminder of the need to embrace our colorful heritage in order to protect the best assets of our motherland for our future generations.

    As the little children seen in this beautiful creation join hands to spread the strength of diversity to every corner of the island, sit back and enjoy how this cheerful work of art spreads the power of diversity to its surroundings as well.

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  • Barnyard Jam

    Barnyard Jam

    $1,375$1,525

    An amusing caricature of a man and woman jamming to what may be barnyard music – judging by their attire. Clad as countryside farming folk these characters are expertly sketched using typical caricature sketching methods such as oversized heads and exaggeration of facial features.

    The creator has used beautiful color concepts and mixed humor with emotion and vitality, bringing forth a character of joy and happiness through this amazing animation. The curious shading of the background has been done with much skill with the intention of showing up the two characters in vibrant color that is sharpened through the backdrop.

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