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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Essence of Music
Essence of Music$625 – $750Quick View
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.
Safe Crossover$1,150 – $1,375Quick View
Immortalizing a beautiful sunset, this rustic creation is a masterpiece worthy of much admiration as it gives out a charming allure hidden in its simplicity of this rural setting, while it diffuses its peaceful nature to the entire surrounding. A perfect addition to your home or office space where you would like to welcome some peaceful and calming energy as you watch a clergyman and hardworking rafter embark on their journey across a placid lake on a humble yet reliable raft.
What better way to unwind after a tiring day as you feast your eyes on this serene creation while you feel its soothing nature unfold right before your eyes.
Chalkboard Memories$500 – $600Quick View
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.
Perfect Balance$1,150 – $1,375Quick View
Displaying acrobatic precision this colorful creation will brighten up its surrounding with its beauty and magnetism making the viewer feel as though this mesmerizing performance is unfolding right before their eyes. Only the most talented performers could demonstrate such perfection as these three beautiful ballerinas do, and the creator captures the exact moment at the peak of their performance when they strike their poses showing perfect balance.
Enjoy the view of this balancing act which the creator has expressed through these pretty ballerinas outlined in black and white set against a multi-colored backdrop, right from your living room as you sit back and appreciate what it takes to execute a perfect performance.
Touch the Darkness
Touch the Darkness$625 – $750Quick View
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.
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.
Transcending Boundaries$550 – $650Quick View
The creator demonstrates his ultimate artistic capabilities through this amazing creation titled ‘transcending boundaries’ which explores the strength of love between two individuals that is capable of overcoming all struggles which are represented by the web of spears that try to rise up from beneath while they find refuge in each other’s embrace.
A beautiful statement piece, this creation will easily blend in against any background color scheme and be a perfect addition to a collection of valuable works of art. It would also make a perfect wedding or anniversary gift to a couple who know the value of love that transcends all boundaries.
Pure Magic$625 – $750Quick View
Invite the power of pure magic to your home or office space with this mesmerizing creation featuring one of the most beautiful mythical creatures, an enchanting unicorn. Set against a solid black background, this magnificent creature elegantly stands out as though it was gazing at our world through its home, the mythical realm.
Enjoy how this masterpiece turns into a window to an enchanted world as you feel pure magic flow into your living space.
Pathway through the Fores..
Pathway through the Fores..$800 – $950Quick View
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.
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.
Shades of a Day
Shades of a Day$1,150 – $1,375Quick View
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.
The City Bay
The City Bay$600 – $675Quick View
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.
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.
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.
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.
Grey Areas In Between
Grey Areas In Between$650 – $775Quick View
Everything is not always as clear as it seems and cannot simply be classified as black and white, and this is why this unique creation brings out the need to see all the shades in-between. Using monochromatic tones and simple geometric lines, the creator highlights how various shades exist between the two extremes and how these various shades create different perceptions to the external eye.
Make this creation part of your home or office space and treat your guests to a unique work of art that will work as a great point of discussion as the creation begins to unfold various thought-provoking views.
Firework Performance$850 – $1,000Quick View
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.
Mystic Royalty$1,050 – $1,275Quick View
A mystic design of a magnificent lion in full roar against the beautiful expanse of space lightened up by what seems to be a galaxy arrayed with starts. The lion is almost portrayed to be a constellation that has come to life. The blend of white against dark blue bursts out of the canvas together with an unusual addition of red that injects color amidst the darkness.
The creator has sketched this amazing abstract design that speaks out much detail outlined in white of the featured creature that is often equated to royalty whose emotion well caught in the skillfully in the exquisite profile.
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.
Illusive Pairing$650 – $775Quick View
Looking for a statement piece that can truly hypnotize the onlooker; well this mesmerizing creation will definitely serve the purpose. The creator uses the most basic pairing of colors; black and white, and careful arrangement of thick lines to create this masterpiece.
The creation which is split into four main quadrants creates a perfect optical illusion which is capable of transfixing the viewer as the lines begin to move. Enjoy being caught up in this web of illusion as you try to find a smooth pathway between matching lines which seem to be paired at one point and not at the very next moment.