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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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  • Cultural Beats

    Cultural Beats


    If you are a lover of unique cultural performances and traditions this is a perfect piece of art for you. Here the artist highlights the amazing talent of a drum performer. Sri Lanka has one of the greatest drum cultures in the world and its rhythms are very unique. This type of drummers is commonly found in local bands and play in accompaniment for Buddhist temple rituals.

    The creator has exquisitely sketched details on the costume and appearance of the drummer. The artist uses vibrant colors with quite ease in his creation to capture the viewer. This creation makes a stunning visual impact and creates a lasting impression on the viewer.


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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Twirling Ballerinas

    Twirling Ballerinas


    This amazing work of art is a perfect culmination of a dynamic and enchanting theatrical performance performed by three graceful and talented ballerinas. It is also a fine display of modern art that combines bold colors and abstract shapes to create a fluid masterpiece.

    Set against a solid black background, this creation will most certainly captivate the onlooker, gradually unraveling a hypnotic performance right before their eyes. As you gaze upon this enchanting creation, you would be able to visualize how three gorgeous ballet dancers mesmerize their audience as they perform synchronized twirls together.

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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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  • Beauty with Simplicity

    Beauty with Simplicity


    If you want to cultivate a serene, peaceful mood in your home this is the perfect piece for you. This creation represents the woman of rural Sri Lanka who performs her duty without any complaint. She plays an important role to run the house with the men of the family. This is a beautiful painting of a delicate, feminine figure.

    The earthen pot is a heritage of our country’s history. It’s a symbol of every village household. Though the urban household keeps these as a fancy this earthen pot of water is the lifeline of rural Sri Lanka.
    The colors are soft and muted that they are breathtaking in a quiet and contemplative way.

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  • Oriental Spirals

    Oriental Spirals


    Designed using earthy hues, this creation tilted ‘Oriental Hues’ is a great addition to your home or office décor as it will easily blend against any surrounding while its intricate nature will captivate its audience in the most pleasing manner.

    The creator uses a freehand technique to design this fluid motif which is made up of delicate spirals and a series of lines casually moving through the entire canvas. The shaded gradient observed in the background enhances the beauty of this oriental motif as it brings out various aspects of the creation against different levels of light.

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  • Oceanic Vortex

    Oceanic Vortex


    ‘Oceanic Vortex’ is a unique creation that depicts the surreal nature of a whirlpool reaching deep into the depths of the ocean which will take the viewer to a state of ultimate relaxation. The creator uses delicate brush strokes to illustrate how individual waves begin to come together and revolve around a central point to converge and extend to an infinite point.

    This beautiful creation made out of a combination of shades of blue will make an excellent addition to your home or office space and will serve as a great point of reflection to make the viewer feel more relaxed.

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  • The Nest

    The Nest


    A gray mist background borders what appears to be a bird’s nest depicted in design and detail as viewed from the view point of a bird that could be flying over it. The nest is creatively shaded using a blend of bright and dull hues that overlap each other as the mist enters the perch.

    The creator has skillfully sketched the detail of the feature whilst maintaining a sense of mystery through the use of light brush strokes that have caused a misty effect over the nest and thereby perfectly depicts an object of nature in design.


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  • Focus of a Kingfisher

    Focus of a Kingfisher


    Featured in this beautiful creation is a lone kingfisher, known for its brightly colored plumage, razor-sharp beak and unmatched focus giving it the strength to capture prey it has set its eyes on. Perched on a branch of a tree, the creator has perfectly portrayed the bird in its natural form highlighting its beauty by setting the main aspect against a blurred green background.

    This creation will make a perfect statement piece that will bring the wonders of nature closer to you and draw the viewer to a reflective state on the level of focus this beautiful bird exhibits before it dives towards its target.

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  • Descent into Peace

    Descent into Peace


    This creation boasts of a beautiful silhouette of splendid pagoda against the stunning backdrop of a golden evening sky. The lake appears as glass reflecting perfectly the images of the surrounding. The creator uses orange and yellow hues to bring out the mesmerizing beauty of this serene scene.

    The stillness in the art is quiet and calming. This will add peace and harmony to any environment. Use of subtle colors dissolves tension and surrounding in these soft colors help calm aggressive tendencies and eliminates discord. Enjoy this peaceful creation when you make it a part of your living space.



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  • Swan Lake in the City

    Swan Lake in the City


    This amazing abstract creation is inspired by the setting of a natural lake bordering a busy city and depicts the calm nature of a beautiful swan swimming in its natural habitat while the hustle and bustle of the city go on in the background. The creation also draws the viewer’s attention to how the clouds of pollution gradually begin to erode the innocence of nature which is trying to maintain a stronghold for the benefit of life.

    Include this inspiring creation as part of your home or office décor and demonstrate the powerful message it portrays.

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  • Crimson Bouquet

    Crimson Bouquet


    Capable of instantly grabbing the attention of a passerby, this beautiful creation colored in a deep crimson hue is definitely a work of art worthy of much praise. The creator skillfully uses a narrow selection of colors to bring to life a beautiful floral bouquet while strategically using black and white shadow-like lines to create a 3-dimensional appearance as well.

    Make this statement piece part of any indoor space that lacks liveliness and animation and enjoy how this beautiful crimson bouquet will infuse a sense of vigor and dynamism to its surroundings.

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  • Bon Voyage

    Bon Voyage


    The long strokes of gradient filled colors stitched together to form the ship. It is as though the Creator of this painting, painstakingly added intricate, delicate weaving and embroidery to make this painting the masterpiece that it is. It has been fragmented yet whole.

    A beautiful yet haunting and obscure depiction of a ship, a vessel that usually signifies a journey or safe voyage. As a whole, it also looks like a torn piece of, distressed paper. A Kandinsky-esque quality to the creation. The fluidity and consistent have a legato rhythm to the flow of the brush strokes. A painting within a painting.

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  • All You Need is Family

    All You Need is Family


    This beautiful creation focuses on three elephants, a mother, father and their baby depicting the strength of the bond they hold together as a family. The creator perfectly demonstrates how the parent animals shield their little one as they all move forward together to their home and the creator also takes much care to highlight each of their own unique personalities and similarities seen within the family.

    This creation will make a perfect piece of art to add to your home or even office space to remind you of the warmth and love you would feel only with your family.

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  • To You I Belong

    To You I Belong


    Love is a power that transcends all boundaries, and this makes it the most widely depicted themes across various works of art; this creation is one such representation that focuses on the powerful bond shared between a couple deeply in love. The creator uses soothing earth tones of this watercolor painting blended with hints of dull gray to bring to life the couple sharing a warm embrace which exudes a flurry of emotions brought about by their connection.

    This romantic creation is a perfect statement piece for your home and will bless you with the pure love and a sense of belonging you seek from the one you love.

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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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  • Bon Voyage

    Bon Voyage


    The long strokes of gradient filled colors stitched together to form the ship. It is as though the Creator of this painting, painstakingly added intricate, delicate weaving and embroidery to make this painting the masterpiece that it is. It has been fragmented yet whole.

    A beautiful yet haunting and obscure depiction of a ship, a vessel that usually signifies a journey or safe voyage. As a whole, it also looks like a torn piece of, distressed paper. A Kandinsky-esque quality to the creation. The fluidity and consistent have a legato rhythm to the flow of the brush strokes. A painting within a painting.

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