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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The All Seeing Eye
The All Seeing Eye$325 – $1,750
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.
Spirit Dancers$400 – $1,900
This mysterious creation depicts a unique dance culture of Sri Lanka. It’s not just a charade or interval designed to entertain, it’s a carefully crafted ritual. The devil dance is performed to exorcise evil spirits and diseases as well as for seeking blessing from good spirits. Dancers wear masks depicting many characters.
The pop of color from the bright red in the background makes a powerful impact to catch the viewer’s eye and livens up one’s mood as well as any room. The art is not the elite benefit the art exits for anyone who is open minded enough to swallow it up.
View from the Ledge
View from the Ledge$400 – $1,850
Although at a glance this acrylic may seem like a rather simple creation, just a few seconds is all it will take for the true beauty and depth of this creation to captivate your eyes. The two-dimensional plane begins to take on a real-life scene as the viewer begins to see the view of a majestic waterfall pouring down from beyond a steep cliff, witnessed from the mountain ledge facing the scene.
Picture yourself as if you were standing there like the pair in the creation as you hear the roar of the waters pouring down and feel the refreshing coolness as the mist and spray from the waterfall takeover the entire surrounding.
Aztec Sun$375 – $1,750
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.
Kaleidoscope of Colors
Kaleidoscope of Colors$400 – $1,900
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.
Pathway through the Fores..
Pathway through the Fores..$350 – $1,750
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$325 – $1,750
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.
The City Bay
The City Bay$400 – $1,900
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.
Sight of Infinity
Sight of Infinity$325 – $1,750
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.
Light at the end of the T..
Light at the end of the T..$400 – $1,850
The path may be dark but there is always light at the end of the tunnel and any journey will always be made easier with the right company by your side. This is the warm message the creator brings to life through this beautiful watercolor acrylic which shows two friends walk through a rather dark tunnel representing tough times in life, with only the hope of reaching the end of the tunnel where happiness awaits, giving them the energy to journey along.
An artistic masterpiece, each brushstroke perfectly intertwines with each other and fades into more lighter shades inviting the viewer to join this pairs’ meaningful journey together.
Red Forest$350 – $1,750
An unusual depiction of a forest bordering a lake over a gray sky. The creative expression of color over the natural habitat perfectly compliments the attempt to blend the beauty of nature and the mystery of abstract.
The creator has used little or no background color in outlining an almost silhouetted sketch of a lush forest that surrounds a beautiful lake. The use of a single red color to present the color of this natural landscape is a wonderful attempt at teasing the logical mind, thereby drawing the viewer to think and see outside the box when evaluating the physical world.
Valley through the Trees
Valley through the Trees$350 – $1,750
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.
Firework Performance$400 – $1,900
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.
Weakening Foundation$350 – $1,750
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.
Essence of Music
Essence of Music$325 – $1,750
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.
Transcending Boundaries$400 – $1,850
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.