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Lab Rats By Hashan Cooray

The title of Hashan Cooray’s exhibition highlights the corruption and scandal of the pharmaceutical industry as an allegory of the behavioral patterns of modern society.

  • Saskia Fernando Gallery, Horton Place, Colombo 7.

Newcomer to the local art scene, Hashan Cooray (b.1987, Sri Lanka), has, in his first two years of presenting works in group exhibitions and presentations, gained a following for his distinct style of abstract figurative work. The title of Hashan Cooray’s exhibition highlights the corruption and scandal of the pharmaceutical industry as an allegory of the behavioral patterns of modern society.

Playing on the notion of the ‘rat race’ and socio cultural factors affecting lifestyle and values, his series of portraits, both monochrome and boldly coloured, aim to portray a deeper meaning and understanding of his subjects.

Using pastel and charcoal, the latter presents itself as a source mimicking ash - a play on impermanence, against the contrast of his boldly coloured portraits embodying life and energy. This is the first pop up show presented by Art Space Sri Lanka in a series of exhibitions that will be presented both online and in physical spaces throughout the island. For further information please email us on info@artspacesrilanka.com

Lab Rats By Hashan Cooray

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