The concepts of love, nature and human emotion are the subjects of Sahani Madihage’s paintings. She is an artist that encompasses Sri Lankan tradition in a contemporary sense without harming its strongly rooted heritage. This heritage is presented as existing in the beauty of nature and human emotion in an abstract and expressive manner, creating a unique identity for Sri Lankan culture in the modern world. Her art is a language that communicates her concerns about her surroundings and encompasses her personality.
‘Sahani’ means ‘happiness’ in the Sinhalese language and this personality trait of her is positively expressed through the bright and rich pigments in her art. Her ideal goal is to introduce individuals to the concept of positive energy through the strong visual language presented in her artwork.
Sahani is a self-taught artist who learns and experiments with a variety of painting techniques and styles. She often uses a monotonous colour palette with a mixture of hues, tints and shades to characterise her artwork. Her paintings are said to be inspired by the surrealist technique of Salvador Dali, the cubist style of Pablo Picasso and the neo-classical and traditional Sri Lankan artwork of Solias Mendis.
Sahani documents the physicality of objects and people from different levels of existence and brings them together in scenes that seem to take place outside any average conception of time. These scenes are characterised by a sense of movement and swiftness through the range of textures she creates from paints, paintbrushes, toothbrushes and palette knives.
She is a strong believer that art is a subject that deserves to be removed from its materiality and presented as an expression of timelessness. The beauty in Sahani’s artwork lies in the abstract point of view she sees the world in, while it is enhanced by her skill at rendering figures and objects which often creates a sense of freedom and expression!
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Rhythm of the Strings
Rhythm of the Strings$500 – $600Quick View
Portrays here is a woman playing music on a sitar so devotedly that she has no bothering about the world. She’s so drawn into her playing and she cannot see the world beyond her music. The Sitar is one of the most ornate, beautiful sounding instruments in the world.
This old instrument can be used in meditation and it creates peaceful and pleasing sounds to the ears and brain. Colors depict how we feel, the colors used by the artist to evoke the viewer’s emotional response. This is a stunning piece of art in a handful of shades that portrays a number of emotions.
The Strongest Bind
The Strongest Bind$650 – $775Quick View
A fine sample of modern art, this unique creation is priceless in terms of its artistic value while at the same time is brings out a hidden meaning of the bond between two lovers that surpasses any other bind that may try to engulf them.
Although the creation uses a simple combination of colors the creator uses complex shading techniques and meaningful webs of brushstrokes to create a masterpiece showing how their bind brings them closer together making their union stronger as time goes by. Capable of invoking a blast of emotions, this creation will make an excellent statement piece to be featured in an indoor space.
Flames of Passion
Flames of Passion$800 – $950Quick View
Capable of instantly captivating its audience is this mesmerizing creation which features a pair of lovers consumed by the passion between them as they engage in a deep embrace. As the lovers draw closer together, the creator brings to life their desire symbolized by the rings of color encircling them.
Radiating flames of passion for the environment, these devoted lovebirds will most certainly energize their surroundings with the power of passion and love they feel for each other.
Valley through the Trees
Valley through the Trees$1,050 – $1,275Quick View
An exquisite view of a valley that is bordered by trees decorated in an evening sky mixed with shades of violet and indigo. This beautiful painting is a testament to the beauty of nature as it shows off its colors over a lush green pictures landscape. The bright hues used in this work of art are nicely matched with deep shades of the forestry.
The creator has skillfully used oil paints to bring a realistic look of the intermingled color of the heavens at dusk that act as a perfect backdrop to the detailed sketch of green trees and hills in the foreground.
Sight of Infinity
Sight of Infinity$775 – $925Quick View
It is no wonder that art plays a significant role in the life of man. This exquisite and stunning abstract creation about Lord Buddha, sitting in the center describing “silence even in a difficult situation for the entire human who live in this world”.
A very evolving drawing which turned into a full scale painting by adding shapes and textures. The painting looks calm and peaceful in aqua colors which complements the sense of tranquility and coolness through the art. This is a visual treat for everyone. Enjoy this piece of creation when you make it part of your living space.
An Angel’s Embrace
An Angel’s Embrace$800 – $950Quick View
Feel a sense of warmth and security gradually diffuse into your surrounding with this beautiful creation titled ‘An Angel’s Embrace’. A perfect embodiment of the power of love transcending all boundaries, the creator brings to life the wonder of this loving bond being nurtured between two lovers, one a mortal and the other a divine being, as they embrace.
Decorated with hints of blue and green against monochromatic tones this angelic creation is capable of enchanting its viewers with its deep sense of adoration.
Weakening Foundation$800 – $950Quick View
Splashes of watercolors bring to life a beautiful creation with a deep meaning thanks to the work of our talented creator. Picturing a cityscape from afar, the creation shows the breathtaking view of towering skyscrapers set against a clear sky and upon further examination the creation unveils a deeper meaning which focusses on the foundation on which these massive structures stand.
As with any aspect, it is always important to have a sturdy foundation as this will ultimately define the longevity of what is upon it, but due to negligence, overtime, any foundation may begin to weaken, reminding us the importance of focusing and respecting the role a firm foundation plays in life.
Snoozing Appeal$600 – $750Quick View
This painting portrays a nude resting female figure who is in a quiet contemplative mood she waits for her lover. This melancholic scene heightened by the dramatic poses of the model and her enigmatic expression is an invitation for thought and reflection.
This creation evokes a quiet peaceful feeling which is also erotic. Her tan colored skin glows in contrast to the cool blue cloth and neutral grey background. Creator cleverly uses the dark and light to create dramatic effect while capturing her sensuous graceful curves of the body. One of a kind painting and a perfect statement piece for your home.
Volcanic Eruption$800 – $950Quick View
The flames and fumes of molten lava will take over your living space as you make this captivating creation part of your décor. The creator demonstrates unmatched talents which bring to life this amazing creation through perfect brush strokes blending vibrant colors and by paying attention to even the most finite details of how the volcanic fumes rise into the atmosphere.
Allow this mighty volcano to energize its surroundings as it captivates the audience with sudden eruptions.
It Takes Two to Tango
It Takes Two to Tango$675 – $800Quick View
A vivacious and colorful creation, this beautiful acrylic will serve as an instant remedy to brighten up any living space which requires a vibrant burst of energy. Capturing the climax of the dance of love, the creator goes on to show how essential the collaboration between this duo is to bring completeness to this mesmerizing performance.
Feel the magnetic attraction between this charming pair as you feel the allured to watch their amazing performance unveil right before your eyes.
Dancing Stars$850 – $975Quick View
As beautiful as the night sky is on a peaceful starry night, this mesmerizing creation titled ‘Dancing Stars’ will brighten up your living space with its amazing beauty. Imagine yourself enter a fixating trance as you watch these beautiful dancers perform right before your eyes and shine bright like a group of twinkling stars.
The creator captures the moment when a group of beautiful ballerinas treat their audience to a captivating dance performance and their graceful movements are brought to life through every careful brush stroke in brilliant white set against a shaded deep blue backdrop.
Flamingo Party$750 – $900Quick View
Bring in the joy and beauty of this flamboyant flamingo party as you add this colorful creation featuring a group of dancing damsels as part of your home or office décor. Colored in bright hues of burgundy, magenta and blue, with the silhouettes of the dancers outlined in deep black, this creation will instantly add a pop of color which can brighten up any surrounding.
Enjoy how the energy of this youthful and spectacular party diffuses to the surrounding as though these dancing beauties were extending their invitation out to you, making you feel part of this exciting flamingo party.
Feisty Angel$1,175 – $1,400Quick View
The beauty featured in this creation is mesmerizing, charming and seductive, but by no means an innocent angel. The appeal of this feisty damsel will definitely command the attention of the onlooker as she allures the viewer with her magnetic glance to enter into her plot of absolute mischief.
A unique acrylic, this creation will definitely infuse some lively energy to its surroundings while it effortlessly stands out against any background as you place it on display.
Colorful Family Tree
Colorful Family Tree$950 – $1,100Quick View
There is nothing as important as family, and this is exactly why this creation is extremely valuable and will make an ideal décor option for your home or even a valuable gift to a loved one. Beginning with the union between two individuals, the family tree begins to grow with existing family members from either side uniting through this common connection, and also with time branching out as new family members are welcomed adding more color to the ménage.
Enjoy the vibrant flash of color this creation will bring while you celebrate the power of family and the color they add to your life.
Shield of Hope
Shield of Hope$550 – $650Quick View
The burdens of life may often leave us feeling lost without hope; in such moments of despair, we often look for even a single source of support that creates a safe environment.
Expressing a feeling of optimistic anticipation, the creator artistically brings to life this mesmerizing acrylic through the depiction of a deep bond between a couple as the energy radiating from them begins to spread the light which gradually consumes the darkness surrounding them.
Trunks of Love
Trunks of Love$625 – $750Quick View
This art reveals the beauty of true love. Elephants are among the most emotional creatures in the world. They are recognized for their compassionate altruistic treatment of each other. They have a positive symbolic meaning all over the world and are considered a symbol of good luck, power and wisdom.
Color is often one of the most exciting components of a painting. By presenting the art in black and white there’s a removal from reality which gives a dimension of art. This art features simplicity yet it evokes all sorts of feelings and emotions. Live large and be gentle and always be all ears.
Kaleidoscope of Colors
Kaleidoscope of Colors$825 – $975Quick View
A magnificent piece of art depicting ‘Kandy Esala Perehara’, an ancient Buddhist festival. It is a historical procession held annually to pay homage to the sacred tooth relic of Lord Buddha.
A unique symbol of Sri Lanka which consist of various dances and nicely decorated elephants usually adorned with lavish garments. This beautiful art feature simplicity and yet well balanced color. This creates a powerful visual effect that is pleasing to the eye. A stunning creation to light up any wall.
Agent of Chaos
Agent of Chaos$600 – $750Quick View
This artwork is inspired by Heath Ledger’s character and performance as the “Joker” in the movie The Dark Knight. This mythical villain introduces as a psychopath with a warped sadistic sense of humor. Here the creator depicts the tragedy behind this character. The rise to fame of a seasoned actor and his sudden demise triggered by his passion to fit into the role that eventually corroded his psyche and lead to depression and suicide.
This legendary actor dominated this role with an unprecedented dedication to this character. This painting stands as a commemoration to the influential actor who died way before his time.
Two-faced Demon$625 – $750Quick View
Infused with the energy of two demons this traditional masterpiece is a perfect statement piece to make part of your unique collection of art. Celebrating the rich cultural history of our nation, the creator brings to life this captivating two-faced demon which will intrigue its audience through its authenticity and vibrant energy.
Set against a deep black background, this creation will immediately stand out against its surrounding and allow the viewer to get lost in a mythical world made up of bygone charms.
Village in Amber
Village in Amber$650 – $775Quick View
A silhouette of a rural village scenery is set against an amber sky that is reflected in the ground beneath, thus lighting up the entire canvass is shades of yellow. The beautiful lining of the detail of the village trees and scattered fences is nicely highlighted over the bright yet serene backdrop.
The creator has used much skill in carefully outlining the silhouetted aspects of nature in flowing brush strokes that perfectly compliment the mood that is created by the color of the background, thereby producing a calm peaceful ambience through the painting.