Ruwan Prasanna is a graduate of Vibhavi Academy of Fine Arts, Colombo. He is a determined emerging talent who has come a long way since first exhibiting in 2004. Today he stands out as one of the few young artists in Sri Lanka to dedicate his practice to abstract painting.
Haptic texture patterns evolve on the surface of the canvas by the artist’s seemingly spontaneous hand of gestural brush strokes. By capturing the play of natural light with the essence of nature using colour combinations that resemble the works of abstract impressionists from the 19th century, he exaggerates his own style as a painter by continuously playing with different thickness of strokes and colours. The end result often resembles a flock of birds or a cockfight, with calmness in the overall composition that provides the balance and creates harmony therein.
Ruwan has held several group and individual exhibitions in Sri Lanka.