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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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  • Superior Control

    Superior Control

    $1,275$1,400

    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 detail in color and features but artistic in its backdrop and foreground.

    The creator has 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 addition color in this motion portrait.

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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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  • Sailing Heroes

    Sailing Heroes

    $275$875

    The real heroes of the seas and these that brave the awesome waves in nothing more than a ruddy catamaran. These fishermen are exquisitely portrayed upon a catamaran that is hardly spacious to host them equipped with their nets ready to face the rough seas in search of their prized catch.

    The sparkling background of the wrinkled sea is perfectly painted using much skill in brush strokes and color combination by the creator who has contrasted a detailed sketch of a boat against the blue waves. The emotions of the fisherman looking up towards the viewer bring the art to life giving an overwhelming sense that we are present in the moment bidding well to the sailors as they venture out for their daily mission.

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  • Rocky Reflection

    Rocky Reflection

    $1,050$1,175

    The creator has proven his ability to bring to life the wonder of ancient landmarks as he brings to life with near perfection a monument carved out of bare rock. The beauty of the scene is enhanced as the majestic structure is witnessed from afar over a tranquil water body which surrounds the scene.

    Aside from the amazing workmanship and historic value of this setting, the most unique aspect of this creation would be the tranquility it infuses through the rocky reflection cast upon the rippled surface which mirrors the majestic structure standing tall against the clear blue sky.

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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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  • World… United

    World… United

    $1,675$1,900

    We are shown in this creation that it does not matter what cast, creed, ethnic background and religion you come from, we all share this world and we deserve to live together in unity, without discrimination. We can all be together and interact with each other as one.

    Portrayed in this creation are children of different ethnicities. One theme clearly portrayed and very evident in the piece. The moral of this piece lies in the simple fact that each of us were born in the same way, we were all once infants who grew to be children of the world and now adults. We all share the same stages in life, from birth to old age. How can we be different when we share so much, already?

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  • Let Peace Reign

    Let Peace Reign

    $875$975

    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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  • Out of the Box Imaginatio..

    Out of the Box Imaginatio..

    $875$1,025

    The human mind knows no limits, yet various aspects in life often cause us to restrict our thoughts causing us to set boundaries and restrict our imagination. Through this colorful work of art, the creator attempts to invite the viewer to imagine what our minds can bring to life if we only step out of the box and break through the boundaries we set for ourselves.

    Owing to its highly colorful nature and unmatched artistic value, this creation is a beautiful statement piece you can add to your home or office, which will grab the attention of the onlooker and extend the invitation encouraging out of the box imagination.

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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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  • While the Birds Watched

    While the Birds Watched

    $1,725$1,950

    This obscure creation is filled with mystery and intrigue. The creator has put in all the effort to create a fantastically dramatic piece of art. We see the blue-gray hues, very poignant, very mellow. The placement of the rocks and the touch of greenery in the landscape, with people atop the rocks engaging in different activities. A large river connecting these elements in nature.

    This beautiful creation brings a sense of wonder and calm into a space. The creator has done a marvelous job at making this a piece that would draw any and all attention towards it.

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  • Over the Edge

    Over the Edge

    $1,175$1,325

    Could this be a rail track that leads out over the edge of the cliff and does it continue beyond the bend? The creator of this work of art asks a question that curiosity may not solve but rather imagination. A mystical view of a railway track that extends far beyond what the eye can see against the vast expanse of the sky and the bordering cliff that towers over it.

    This painting is exquisite due to its focus angle and the question it poses the viewer. The creator expertly draws the tracks as it disappears into the distance over the band not to be traced again, in a manner that draws the attention of the viewer almost hypnotizing.

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  • Lady in Red

    Lady in Red

    $1,375$1,525

    A 1953 MG TD sketched in exact detail, sparkles in all its splendor and beauty like a lady dressed in a red dress. This wonderful portrait of one of the most exquisite of classic sports cars of its class is perfectly angled to fill the white backdrop canvas giving the viewer a good gaze of all its features.

    The creator has used light yet bright colors in this painting and has exhibited much skill in bringing out the intricate details of the vintage automobile which would impress even the most passionate of classic collectors.

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  • Painting the Dream World

    Painting the Dream World

    $875$975

    We all dream of living in a world free from judgment based on meaningless attributes that create separation like cast, creed, race, religions and much more, and through this creation, the talented creator paints a picture of a world a group of children hopes to live in.

    Representing true childlike innocence, this creation strategically uses the painting under construction to merge the boundaries among current existing separations. The creation also shows how once, such a united world comes to life, we too can enjoy true happiness as one and continue to live in harmony as the characters in this work of art.

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  • Transgressions and Penalt..

    Transgressions and Penalt..

    $275$675

    The creator has chosen to portray an instance where the power of the ruler reigned supreme in ancient Sri Lanka. Penalties meted out to offenders of the law of the land varied in aggression.

    Depicted here is a royal’s discharge of judicial duties, thought to be a conscientious and rightful by the passive onlookers gathered at the back. Their somber expressions reflect fear and reverence as the artist skillfully represents the transgression of customs and law, bringing to life a bygone era.

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  • Making Clouds Disappear

    Making Clouds Disappear

    $275$550

    The creator has chosen to depict this ancient heritage site on a bright and sunny afternoon during which the clear blue cloudless sky offers the most striking backdrop which makes the milky white stupa stand out in the most perfect way. Oozing purity and peacefulness this beautiful stupa may even trick the eyes of the viewer to think it is a pure white cloud which has taken such a shape.

    In order to make this setting more real, the creator has very delicately portrayed a few devotees who have come to pay homage along with ancient ruins surrounding the stupa which makes this creation ethereal yet realistic at the same time.

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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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  • World… United

    World… United

    $275$550

    We are shown in this creation that it does not matter what cast, creed, ethnic background and religion you come from, we all share this world and we deserve to live together in unity, without discrimination. We can all be together and interact with each other as one.

    Portrayed in this creation are children of different ethnicities. One theme clearly portrayed and very evident in the piece. The moral of this piece lies in the simple fact that each of us were born in the same way, we were all once infants who grew to be children of the world and now adults. We all share the same stages in life, from birth to old age. How can we be different when we share so much, already?

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  • Being Carried Away

    Being Carried Away

    $1,350$1,500

    The fantastic Creator of this piece, has imagined and depicted what a Sri Lankan village would have looked like at some point in time, long ago. The scenic view and beauty; pristine, immaculate and enchanting. Nature’s landscape remains untouched and unspoilt.

    Judging from that depiction the Creator may have had in mind, a pre-colonial era, when painting this piece. Pre colonialism was a time that the great Sri Lankan or Ceylonese Kings reigned over the Island. It is also evident from the section of the creation where the King is being carried in his “Carriage” by his workers.

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  • Built for speed

    Built for speed

    $1,375$1,525

    A detailed portrait of a vintage racing car clothed in a murky green gradient. This eye-catching painting is packed with detail and features that adds to the extraordinary look of the automobile itself. The white background brings to highlight the machine that is structured and built for speed.

    The creator has angled the drawing in a manner that the viewer gets a good look of all the aspects and shape of the vehicle that is skillfully drawn and displayed on canvas.

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  • A Shrine to Worship

    A Shrine to Worship

    $1,050$1,175

    This spectacular creation is a portrayal of a monumental and iconic Buddhist temple in Asia. It was given the name, “Gadaladeniya Vihara”, a temple in the ancient city of Kandy, in the Island nation of Sri Lanka. This temple is just one out of many beautifully built temples in this Island nation, each with their own distinctive set of characteristics that set them apart.

    Sri Lanka is, primarily, a Buddhist nation with many Buddhist temples and monuments scattered across it. This is magnificently constructed piece of cultural art. The Creator has dedicated a lot of time and care into bringing every, intricate detail to life, on the canvas.

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