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Sahani Madihage

Sahani Madihage

Contemporary Artist

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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  • Dancing Stars

    Dancing Stars


    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.

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  • Illusions from Beyond

    Illusions from Beyond


    This is an exceptional piece of art which focuses on a beautiful and unique cultural art of Sri Lanka. On an island famous for worshipping demons and devils, masks are in popular usage for ungodly practices. These masks tend to look surreal; with huge bulging eyes, wide grins, colorful headdresses and mix of colors. Facial expressions of them are quite bizarre.

    Bold colors at the background make the mask prominent and make a strong impression on the viewer’s eye. Blazing red evokes the emotions of passion, excitement and power in you. This creation is a Perfect statement piece for any living space.

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  • Agent of Chaos

    Agent of Chaos


    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.

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  • The City Bay

    The City Bay


    As the ships wander in the dark ocean, finding a place to lay for the night, the bustling city in the background lights-up the surroundings with a multicolored array. This amazing painting of a city bay speaks volumes about the beauty of a city as it silhouettes over nature giving color to the environment. The sketch is a blend between a landscape and abstract.

    The creator has used a creative and unusual style of painting to bring out a glittering effect of many colors that represents the city lights over the dark bay perfectly outlining in detail the boats and the buildings in silhouette in a way that they stand-out with clarity over the background.

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  • Essence of Music

    Essence of Music


    Here in this painting the lady playing the ‘Tabla’ and in her subconscious mind she sees everything about her lover. The love is flowing in her heart. Masterly use of colors is a main feature of this painting. This fine piece of art can be called as visual music or music for the eyes.

    What is the essence of music? It’s the real fruit of music. When we play music we feel pleasure in our heart and spiritual pleasure also comes within it. Enjoy this piece of creation when you make it part of your living space.

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  • Chalkboard Memories

    Chalkboard Memories


    Taking you on a journey back in time, this beautiful creation is one that will invoke sweet memories of the past intertwined with timeless traditions unique to our culture. Displaying random Sinhala lettering written on a chalkboard, this creation will remind you of some of the very first lessons you received in life.

    Set against a bright blue background which is capable of standing out from any surrounding this beautiful creation will invite the onlooker to reminisce their past and also instill pride in them as you set this beautiful creation on display in your home or office space.

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  • Shades of a Day

    Shades of a Day


    Using simple shading techniques, a masterpiece is created which demonstrates the varying shades of a day. The creator has chosen a forest setting comprised of towering trees set against the clear sky that shows the transition which takes place from the bright white lighting that shines in the morning. This begins to gleam in golden hues towards midday, and gradually turns a deep red as the night approaches.

    The creator strategically uses the placement and colors of the trees that seem to mimic the transition as their silhouettes become darker and take on a more prominent form as night falls.

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  • Trunks of Love

    Trunks of Love


    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.

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  • The Strongest Bind

    The Strongest Bind


    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.

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  • Dancing in the Rain

    Dancing in the Rain


    More often than not we tend to take every step to evade a shower of rain, taking shelter, and due to this we often miss out in seeing the beauty such a refreshing shower can bring and how much fun embracing the storm could also be.

    This creation will remind you to embrace the storm every now and then and help you see the lighter side of life. Colored in an eye-catching blend of lavender and sky blue, enjoy the view of three pretty ballerinas perform a mesmerizing dance performance in the rain which will allow you to see the value of enjoying life no matter what.

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  • Sight of Infinity

    Sight of Infinity


    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.

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  • Touch the Darkness

    Touch the Darkness


    An orange hand print invades a darkened background that is splattered with various designs and colors. The featured center-piece is surrounded by other hands painted in black and accompanied by a mix of turquoise and amber random brush strokes as though the hand is attempting to touch the darkness. The random splatter of white spaces is skillfully applied to bring a dash of light into the mix.

    The creator has beautifully sketched this abstract design that boasts both meaning and stunning color which protrudes forth from the canvas due to its bright colors that are laid against a dark backdrop.

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  • Aztec Sun

    Aztec Sun


    A powerful depiction of the sun stone in Aztec culture with a slight twist. This amazing sketch in blood red and black outline is a beautiful abstract that signifies the design of the Aztec sign of the Sun as it is sculptured in the cultural architecture of the Aztec civilization.

    The creator has skillfully blended bright red and black against a white background in careful brush strokes that bring out much detail through the abstract design. The shadowed edges give a 3D effect and bring the art to life as it would even lighten up a dark room.

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  • The All Seeing Eye

    The All Seeing Eye


    This mysterious creation depicts us of the all seeing eye or the eye of providence. It represents the eye of God watches over humanity. It is the most striking of Freemasonry’s divine symbols and used as a protective charm in many cultures. It has a meaning of power & control as well. This symbolizes of an omniscient entity that can see all.

    The creator uses indigo in the background to promote deep concentration, helping you achieve deeper levels of consciousness. A charming addition to any environment and an absolute guaranteed conversation starter.

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  • Wild and Free

    Wild and Free


    If you are an admirer of wild elephants then this piece of art will be a perfect addition to your collection. This is a wonderful picture in a handful of shades that has a lot of depth and portrays a number of emotions. Elephants are highly acknowledged for their strength, wisdom and power. These majestic, gentle giants are full of wisdom and experience life better than other animals.

    In nature and in art, color has a profound effect on the viewer. The intensity and energy in this painting are created by using variations of colors black and white. It lends a certain timeless quality to this stunning creation.

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  • Pathway through the Fores..

    Pathway through the Fores..


    A chrome sketch of a scenic pathway cutting through a lush forest lined with tall and hefty trees and timber. The different shades of black and gray used to color the forestry give a creative touch to a natural portrait that substitutes itself as an abstract design.

    The creator expertly draws the detail of the trees in an oriental style using very light brush strokes skillfully capturing the patterns within the foliage. The pathway disappears into the distance as its caught between the surrounding forest, so as to give a sense of a journey that become obscure as we try to look into its future.

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  • Village in Amber

    Village in Amber


    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.

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  • Firework Performance

    Firework Performance


    If you are looking to add a splash of color to your home or office space, this beautiful creation titled ‘firework performance’ will be a perfect option to consider.

    This creative work of art capable of brightening up any living space is not only guaranteed to add a pop of color but it will also animate the entire surrounding as the beauty featured in the creation begins to captivate her audience with a mesmerizing dance performance that is so graceful and lively that every movement seems to add more colors to the background as the onlooker continues gaze upon this gripping creation.

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  • Glorious Moments

    Glorious Moments


    This stunning abstract painting is done in gorgeous earthy shades of cobalt blue, manganese blue with hints of green and red. The beautiful color blend gives this creation some incredible depth. The technique looks random and easy to achieve; however these take quite a bit of planning to create a balance across the whole piece built up over several layers and keeping control over tonal quality is quite difficult.

    This piece represents the progress of color in a tropical sea from deep blue to light turquoise. Soothing and serene earthy colors make this an exceptional piece of art.

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  • Kaleidoscope of Colors

    Kaleidoscope of Colors


    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.

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