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Wasantha Ranjan

Wasantha Ranjan
Contemporary Artist

Wasantha Ranjan combines Sri Lankan life and phenomena to produce a unique style that is faithful to his roots. This style is executed with such beauty that radiates a profound feeling among all Sri Lankans. Wasantha’s paintings are drenched with the richness and picturesque images of local beauty and its culture.

The artist represents Sri Lanka through a large kaleidoscope that appreciates the vibrant beauty of the sunny island. Through his paintings he has developed a close kinship with natural phenomena, and visualizes it beautifully and expressively.

Working with acrylics, oil paints, pastels, pencils and photography, Wasantha employs a very limited color palette with a variety of colors that compliment and brighten his paintings to capture the essence of his world. He adds vibrancy to mundane Sri Lankan phenomena and enhances them with his sharp eye for manipulating proportion and scale, and abstracting it.

Wasantha’s paintings began as a hobby when he was a child, and throughout the years he has perfected his skills with the knowledge and learning experiences as a professional artist. The meticulousness of his paintings adds a sense of reality to such divine phenomena to connotate nature’s vibrancy and timelessness.

To Wasantha, art is all about creating new experiences. He firmly believes that it is a subject interpreted in various ways. The fluidity of the brush-strokes in his landscape paintings and portraits, leave an emotional impression that is truly heartwarming.

His inner impulses are splashed across the canvas in an improvisatory manner, while simple compositions with large areas of color intend to produce a contemplative and a meditational response in the viewer.

Wasantha Ranjan is a self-taught and explorative artist who gathers inspiration from exploring a variety of artists, styles and techniques. His artistic approach intertwines utopic expectations and reality through his unnerving juxtapositions. Inspired by the great Sri Lankan artist Jayasiri Semage he has trained his imagination to also root for an abstract aspect of everyday life and people.

He also says that George Keyt’s cubistic approach and rich colors have encouraged the stylization and distortion of real-life phenomena into geometric forms in his abstract paintings. Some of Wasantha’s paintings do not copy nature precisely, but is modelled through abstract techniques of perspective, space and contrasting vantage points.

Although a painter who has learnt the anatomy of objects, he breaks the rules to dissect form into a multitude of small facets in some of his paintings. His love for typically Sri Lankan phenomena reflects a sense of patriarchy and a love for nature. His paintings are truly artistically revolutionary!

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  • Riding Together to the Un..

    Riding Together to the Un..


    This creation focuses on two lively and spirited stallions galloping by each other’s side in the wild showing their stealth and free-spirited nature which is a true inspiration for the onlooker to fuel their passion to gain such forward momentum in life. The creator uses an interesting technique to depict how the surrounding changes from the regular landscape taking this pair of beautiful animals into the unknown.

    Due to the powerful message conveyed through this image, this would be a great addition to your home or office to remind you of the strength you would gain from having the right companion by your side to conquer the unknown.

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  • Perfect synchronization

    Perfect synchronization


    ‘Perfect synchronization’ is a beautiful handmade creation depicting two majestic cranes flying side by side amongst the clouds to their next destination and showcases the perfect synchronicity they display as they glide through the vast blue sky. The creator has taken much care to show how both birds fly parallel to each other and match each other’s movement with near perfection and at the same time draws attention to the beauty of the clouds in the sky seen in the background.

    As you gaze upon this creation, you will be able to imagine this amazing moment of perfect harmony.

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  • Shattered Glass

    Shattered Glass


    Exploring the depths of modern art, the creator brings to life a still moment in time as a forceful impact causes a sheet of glass to shatter from a single point, spreading its destruction to the entire plane. This creation is highly successful as it is able to transfuse the sense of motion and distribution of energy caused from the sudden impact as though the viewer is able to witness the shatter in live motion right before his eyes.

    Using a blend of contrasting colors, our talented creator has come up with this masterpiece which will make a perfect statement piece for your home or office space.

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  • Secret Gateway

    Secret Gateway


    Found hidden deep within the lush greenery of a peaceful jungle, lies a secret gateway leading to the unknown. The creator of this mesmerizing creation invites the viewer to take a journey through a tranquil pathway to discover this hopeful secret which only the brave will ever be able to find.

    Feel the rays of hope enchant your imagination as you dive into the depths of this creation with the anticipation of following the light to paradise.

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  • The Pot of Fertility

    The Pot of Fertility


    The nation’s symbol of prosperity is the ‘Pun Kalasa’. With a long-standing history replete with religious, traditional and customary connotations, the subject of this creation is one of the most influential icons in traditional art and craft.

    The creator of the painting has chosen to depict this symbol in grays and sand tones, resembling the stone carvings found in many ancient sites across the country. Sitting on the petals of bloomed lotus and adorned with lotus buds, the pot of plenty is the ultimate icon of fertility and wealth.

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  • Pulse of the Nation

    Pulse of the Nation


    Dance is the timeless interpretation of life. Portrayed in this beautiful creation is a traditional Kandyan dancer dressed in his spectacular costume. Kandyan or upcountry dance is regarded as the classical dance tradition of Sri Lanka. This particular dance technique focuses on dynamism, powerful footwork, leaps and whirls.

    It has a vast repertoire partly originating from an ancient indigenous ritual dance and influence by south Indian dance. An artist’s eye for detail which is a must to come up with a beautiful piece of art. Reds and orange hues used by the artist to create an active response in the viewer’s brain and bring feelings of excitement and passion. A riot of colors would light up any space.


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  • Triple Pottery

    Triple Pottery


    The artist of this simple yet elegant work incorporates a group of clay vessels to bring out a beautiful still life painting. Here the creator focuses on the shape, color and texture of these objects and finds they have characters and emotions. They are not just useful or decorative, but they can be sad or joyful depending on point of view and placement.

    They have relationships with each other gossiping in groups standing proud or alone. Creator tries to reveal their story by this piece of art. Beautiful color scheme captures the essence and energy of this creation and not to get lost in detail. This still life with clay utensils will add warmth and charm to your kitchen.

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  • Sea and Land

    Sea and Land


    An abstract portrayal of the colorful shades that make up the sea and land. Intermeddled with blue and orange, outlined with dashes of white and black. This reflection of nature teases the mind as it gives a visual hint of the fresh beauty of water mixed with soil that hosts what seems to appear as fish swimming through the deep realm.

    The creator has skillfully utilized hatching type brush strokes to bring out the unique effect of detail through design and applied matching yet contrasting colors to draw a magnificent connection between two opposites of nature

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  • Explosion of Color

    Explosion of Color


    At a glance, this creation might take on a chaotic form, but as the viewer contemplates on the many different visual aspects, an imaginative explosion of color will take a form which creates a visually pleasing work of art. The creator uses a blend of magenta, blue and yellow as the primary colors which act as the main points of focus and these shapes that take form are brought out by the abstract shapes found in monochromatic tones which fill the background.

    The ‘Explosion of Color’ is a stylish creation that will instantly brighten up a setting, making it a perfect addition to any area.

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  • Water Planet

    Water Planet


    Celebrating our very source of existence, this creation highlights the most magnificent view of Planet Earth, often dubbed the water planet as it is the only planet in the entire solar system with a conducive environment to sustain life. In this day and age, we often tend to take for granted what Mother Nature has freely gifted to us, and this beautiful creation serves as a timely reminder of the value of our natural surroundings and why we must strive to protect our beautiful planet.

    This creation will invite the viewer to enjoy the view of our abundant planet from afar and instill a sense of gratitude towards this priceless gift from nature.

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  • Inkblot Test

    Inkblot Test


    The Inkblot test also referred to as the Rorschach test is one of the most recognized and commonly used psychological evaluation techniques used as an attempt to examine the personality of an individual. Through this artistic creation the creator uses a blend of various shades of blue to create a complex inkblot which the viewer can perceive in many different ways.

    This amazing work of art will be a perfect addition to your home or office in an area visible to all those who pass by. It will definitely serve as a great point to spark some interesting conversations on how the human mind can comprehend so many different things off some simple inkblots.

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  • Free Spirit

    Free Spirit


    As seen on this creation the artist focuses on the beauty and strength of the horse. Every horse is different. Perfect mix of strength and agility. Horses represent energy, hence subconsciously their sight triggers you to keep yourself energized and focused.

    The essential joy of being with horses, is that it brings you in contact with the rare elements of spirit, grace, beauty & freedom. Masterly use of colors is a feature of this exquisite piece of art. Subtle blue hues and tints of yellows and greens create a bright atmosphere and invokes a cool and a mild sensation of joy and peace.


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  • The Bouquet

    The Bouquet


    A beautiful bouquet of orange flowers are bunched together against a dark background in a mystical yet enchanting array. The outlining of the brush strokes and the white splatter over the featured flora give an abstract touch to this exquisite creation of creativity, that could be regarded as a bouquet inside a white vase.

    The creator has skillfully blended dark and light colors in an unusual sketch that is a mutation of a natural portrait and a design that teases the mind. The art brings forth a tranquil and cooling ambience that is felt in the atmosphere that hosts it.

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  • Gateway in the Forest

    Gateway in the Forest


    A serene waterfall spills through a mystical gate that is surrounded by thick foliage of trees and branches. The gate itself cannot be seen as its hidden behind the waterfall itself, but it seems to be an opening to another dimension will disguised within the forestry.

    The deep colors and silky brush strokes used by the creator in this exquisite painting give a sense of mystery and awe that protrudes through the canvas. The light green shine over the lake that blackens out toward the edges is skillfully crafted to perfectly accomplice the ambience and theme of this magical scene.

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  • A Tusker’s Gaze

    A Tusker’s Gaze


    Illustrated through this beautiful handmade creation is the gaze of a mighty tusker that is artistically brought to life using delicate brush strokes depicting the creature’s level of maturity and wisdom amassed over the years. Using shades of grey and brown, the creator perfectly shows the fine features of the elephant’s face and upon deeper examination of the creation draws the viewer’s focus to the elephant’s mesmerizing gaze.

    This simple yet unique creation will be a perfect statement piece that will instantly capture the attention of onlookers due to the piercing and hypnotic gaze of one of the most revered creatures in the animal kingdom.

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  • Picturesque Waterfall

    Picturesque Waterfall


    Feel the roaring thunder right in the midst of your living room as you make this breathtaking creation featuring a mighty waterfall pouring down from above part of your interior décor. The creator demonstrates his unmatched abilities to outline this natural wonder right down to the finest detail. He also brings to life the might and majesty it demonstrates as it rushes down a rocky backdrop and crashes down at the base of the cliff.

    A perfect way to bring the water element into your home, this wonderful creation will instantly refresh its surroundings and allow the viewer to enjoy the captivating scenery of a spectacular waterfall.

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  • Together We Stay

    Together We Stay


    This creation celebrates the passionate union of man and woman, two becoming one physically and mentally. The artist tries to capture the very different feel of a man’s body to a woman’s and how they’re both drawn to one another. Our bodies are cleverly designed to fit together in numerous ways which is visually very exciting.

    Creator tries to evoke the hope in those who are alone, beautiful memories in those who have loved and to remind those who are with special someone how beautiful and precious love is. A perfect work of art for a bedroom with earthy and vivid colors, giving it a warm, erotic and sensual feeling.

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  • Against the Storms

    Against the Storms


    This creation speaks a woeful tale. A lone ship stands on the ocean unknowing of who it is anymore. She once was filled with pride and wonder as it sailed across the seven seas, weathering the turbulent winds. She carried royalty and witnessed the changing of the seasons. Life was once exciting.

    The creator has carefully illustrated the surroundings to accompany the fate of this once grand voyager. The dark colors used to portray the ship and dull shade of yellow signifying the setting sun speak of an ending expected. The creator of this piece has brought forth spirits of melancholy to the spectator.

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  • Master of Routine

    Master of Routine


    The artist has captured in mono-hued skill, the master of the Kandyan dance tradition. This ancient tradition of dance, performed only with percussion, allows the drummer to weave and command the routine of dance.

    The artist echoes the notion that although not the central performer of the tradition, the drummer is significant to the ensemble. The yellow toned highlights illuminate the portrait in a striking manner. Painted in broad knife strokes in lighter tones and complemented with the darker tones used as strokes of definition, this portrayal is ideal for a space seeking to make a strong assertion.

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  • Broken Mirrors

    Broken Mirrors


    The ship, depicted in this masterpiece, has been represented by different fragmented pieces of brushwork, stitched together or by the Creator on canvas. This magnificent creation is obscure abstract, contemporary piece of art. It looks like it has been hand plucked from the Renaissance age.

    The Creator has retained the purity of what the fine arts stand for and represent. It is an expression of one’s emotions, the subconscious pours out onto the blank canvas, and that is what is prominent in this work of art. This creation is hauntingly beautiful in all its splendor and glory.

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