ARTIST BIO

Indika Gnanaratna

Indika Gnanaratna was born in Colombo, Sri Lanka and spent his formative years in Kuwait and Toronto, Canada. His style ranges from the representational to the abstract. Drawing primary influence from natural surroundings, his body of work is unified by a style of layering, representative of humanity's complex relationship with our environment. His works reflect the breadth of his experience and perpetually-evolving technique, developed over decades of extensive travel and study of both ancient and contemporary culture.
Currently residing on Hornby island, Canada, his works feature in public exhibitions and are displayed in private collections internationally.

 

INDIKA GNANARATNA

(b. 1978, Sri Lanka)

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

JULY, 2019

SEA DRIFT, HORNBY ISLAND ARTS COUNCIL GALLERY, HORNBY ISLAND, BC

NOVEMBER, 2014

FALL, SECTION 2 GALLERY, VANCOUVER, BC

MARCH, 2012

WINTER'S END, NOREMORSE STUDIO, VANCOUVER, BC

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

MAY, 2019

GROUP SHOW, HORNBY ISLAND ARTS COUNCIL GALLERY, HORNBY ISLAND, BC

JULY, 2017

VIBRANT EXPRESSIONS, HORNBY ISLAND ARTS COUNCIL GALLERY, HORNBY ISLAND, BC

SEPTEMBER, 2017

THE GARDEN, FOSTER EASTMAN GALLERY, VANCOUVER, BC

JULY, 2016

OUT OF THE WOODS, HORNBY ISLAND ARTS COUNCIL GALLERY, HORNBY ISLAND, BC

SEPTEMBER, 2015

SEPTEMBER, FOSTER EASTMAN GALLERY, VANCOUVER, BC.

 
 

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DRIFT SERIES

2018-2020

My current body of work “Sea Drift” makes extensive use of Arbutus bark to create textural paintings which evoke feelings of calm and reflection. I draw inspiration from the seascapes which surround the Gulf islands. The pearlescent qualities of oyster shells on the beach to the drifts of seaweed and wood that wash up against the shore, and the reflections of the evening skies amongst the frothy waves which gently lap the beach.
The work is created through the process of layering arbutus bark and acrylic on wood panel and composed to feel natural, dream like and contemplative.

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FALL

2014

This body of work was deeply personal and makes use of colour to look inward. Drawing from themes of sexuality and belonging colours are layered like emotions creating windows of light and exuberance peering through the darkness.

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WINTER'S END

2012

Inspired by a perilous drive in a blizzard. Capturing the beauty and abstraction of the landscape in fleeting moments.

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