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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..

    $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.

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  • Wall of Jericho

    Wall of Jericho

    $1,725$1,950

    A Cartoon depiction of the collapsed Wall of Jericho hilariously guarded by the crew of soldier ants armed with spears. Color has spiced-up the drawing through brightness and luminous shading. The art features simplicity and yet color well blended to portray a cartoon that utilizes abstract methodologies.

    The creator has beautifully drawn the ants in a creative and unique style and added blotted shading that match with the ants clothing as a simple yet colorful background. The wall placed to the right of the frame brings drawn as large blocks add perfect balance and texture to this charming cartoon art.

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  • Cotton Candy in the Sky

    Cotton Candy in the Sky

    $1,725$1,950

    The Creator of this piece has such a vast, bold imagination. To be able to create an alternate world with your god given talent, a world full of fantasy and intrigue, it is a testament to the brilliance and ingenuity of this Creator’s skill and highly artistic mindset.

    This creation would bring out the child in anyone who gazes upon it. The Creator deserves high praise for their ability to take us, the audience, back to our childhood, back to the age of innocence. A comical and humorous animation, which is a refreshing change from the more stereotypical forms of art.

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  • The Chameleon

    The Chameleon

    $875$1,025

    This creation explores the many colors and personalities of human nature. As depicted by the chameleon, the creator artistically portrays through varying blends of colors the ever changing nature of human personality and also highlights the underlying good and bad nature through the light and dark shading seen in the background symbolizing the ‘Yin and Yang’ principle most profoundly defined in Chinese dualistic cosmology.

    Owing to its artistic blend of colors, this creation will be an easy addition against any backdrop and once set in place, it will definitely give the viewer much to observe and think about in relation to the complexity of human personality.

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  • Ancient Majestic Marvel

    Ancient Majestic Marvel

    $275$675

    In the midst of expansive agrarian lands, is a towering structure of ‘Abhayagiri’, the ancient relic and a point of utmost veneration for Buddhists of the continent. The artist is successful in portraying the majestic pagoda, attesting to the architectural marvels of the olden Sri Lanka.

    With details of superior quality, in the miniature lines and solid block color choices, the artist presents his prowess in depicting photograph-like realism. This masterpiece not only evokes spirituality in a viewer but also a sense of serenity.

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  • An Eye for Detail

    An Eye for Detail

    $275$875

    If you are an admirer of traditional handcraft industries, then this work of art will be a perfect addition for your collection as it captures the level of commitment and eye for detail which is required to come up with a beautiful work of art.

    As seen in this creation, the artist focuses on the high level of concentration seen on the face of the workman as he wields the raw block of wood through a wood carving machine to yield the final product. Put yourself in the midst of this workstation as you imagine watching how this talented artist expresses his unmatched workmanship to create a fine work of art.

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  • The Path to Divinity

    The Path to Divinity

    $1,100$1,250

    This is a truly enchanting work of art which not only portrays one of the most peaceful settings captured on a full moon night, but also tells the story of how each of the faithful devotees yearn to discover the path to divinity. The creator demonstrates his unmatched artistic talents through the careful selection of colors which enhances the beauty of the natural setting with the beaming rays of the full moon set against a starry night sky.

    As you witness the rows of faithful followers slowly climb to the peak of the mountain where lies a statue of the mighty Lord Buddha, the reflection of the colors of the Buddhist flag against the rock serves as a reminder for all devotees of the need to follow the teachings of the Dhamma.

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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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  • The Path to Divinity

    The Path to Divinity

    $275$875

    This is a truly enchanting work of art which not only portrays one of the most peaceful settings captured on a full moon night, but also tells the story of how each of the faithful devotees yearn to discover the path to divinity. The creator demonstrates his unmatched artistic talents through the careful selection of colors which enhances the beauty of the natural setting with the beaming rays of the full moon set against a starry night sky.

    As you witness the rows of faithful followers slowly climb to the peak of the mountain where lies a statue of the mighty Lord Buddha, the reflection of the colors of the Buddhist flag against the rock serves as a reminder for all devotees of the need to follow the teachings of the Dhamma.

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  • Classic Travel

    Classic Travel

    $275$675

    A detailed sketch of an ancient mode of travel packed in a classic structure with artistic features upon its chassis and paint. This beautiful portrait of an automobile used by the high class is both rich in actual color and aspects.

    The creator has applied an abstract touch to the background by lightly outlining what appears to the vehicles garage in pencil texture, thereby adding curiosity to the detailed sketch.

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  • Time to Hunt

    Time to Hunt

    $275$875

    This creation is a beautiful, hand-painted portrait of a spectacular sighting of a leopard, resting in its natural habitat, scanning and focusing on something that has caught its eye, in its surroundings. The intricate definition and highlighting of the rocks that the leopard sits on give a rather realistic feel to the piece.

    The rosette shapes on the coat of the leopard, meticulously placed dotting of the subtle spots on the head of the leopard, shift in color from a golden, caramel brown to a more off-white shade below the neck and between the front legs has given life to this magnificent creature by bringing as much attention and emphasis in this spectacular work of art.

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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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  • Colors of Next Generation..

    Colors of Next Generation..

    $1,100$1,250

    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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  • Ant Android

    Ant Android

    $1,475$1,625

    Moon exploration has been more exciting and revealing since Ant Androids started to be used. This cartoon sketch of an android shaped like an ant been driven by one of its own species is unique due to its subject matter and imaginative theme.

    The creator has used pale and definite color concepts to create a realistic animation that is well balanced in terms of subject size and background shading. The emphatic emotion of the rider is well captured and bring character to the anime.

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  • Dennis

    Dennis

    $1,375$1,525

    The most mischievous of all children and quite literary a menace to his neighbors, this is obviously a portrait of the infamous Dennis The Menace. The perfect use of shading and color has brought a realistic look at this photo type painting of the popular TV and storyboard character.

    The creator has applied a plain white background to bring forth the face of the boy with striking effect bursting out of the canvas. The cheeky smile and the roguish eyes are perfectly sketched using insight and skill.

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  • Paths of Life

    Paths of Life

    $1,175$1,325

    A white gush of water flows majestically, breaking every barrier, turning rocks and clearing its path, resounding in power! Deafening the sound of the birds chirping in the forest. The huge rocks have been polished through the years for the water that flows, the creator has painted it in white as it moves with a force.

    The suspension bridge is scary, perfect for those who love on the edge and seek for adventure. But for those who live in the village it is no thrill, it’s a walk of life and death every day. Beautiful lush green trees surround, nourished well by the water that flows freely. The painting is ideal for a room with subtle shades of yellow as the colors of the piece blend well into the background!

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  • Let Peace Reign

    Let Peace Reign

    $275$550

    Moving from darkness to light, this creation conveys a powerful message as to what it would take to make peace reign once again in our island that has gone through dark times in the past. The creator very intricately detailed the large group of individuals who have come together to rebuild the nation, which represents almost every different individual present in our country.

    As they all pull together to hoist our national flag, the subtle feature of a flock of doves flying towards the light shows we are moving in the right direction away from the darkness to the light with peace as our guiding force.

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  • An Eye for Detail

    An Eye for Detail

    $775$875

    If you are an admirer of traditional handcraft industries, then this work of art will be a perfect addition for your collection as it captures the level of commitment and eye for detail which is required to come up with a beautiful work of art.

    As seen in this creation, the artist focuses on the high level of concentration seen on the face of the workman as he wields the raw block of wood through a wood carving machine to yield the final product. Put yourself in the midst of this workstation as you imagine watching how this talented artist expresses his unmatched workmanship to create a fine work of art.

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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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  • A Mighty Leader to Come

    A Mighty Leader to Come

    $975$1,125

    In an era where millions of devotees worship and draw inspiration from the teachings of the Lord Gautama Buddha, many believe the time is also drawing near for another such great teacher to walk among us. In this beautiful landscape creation, the creator has demonstrated a man-made statue of “Maithri Bodhisathva”, the divine one, who many believe is the next great leader to come.

    Closely intertwined with the culture and heritage of our predominantly Buddhist nation, this creation offers many reasons as to why you should make it part of your living space as it will help prepare our mind for the arrival of this divine leader.

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