Kingsley Gunatillake’s solo exhibition opens in Colombo, themed on Sound of Colors

PUBLISHED Apr 28, 2022

Work on display at the solo exhibition “Oto (Sound).”

Barefoot Gallery (No. 704, Galle Road, Colombo 3, TEL +94 770 255 470), a contemporary art gallery in Colombo 3, is currently holding a solo exhibition of the painter and sculptor Kingsley Gunatillake, entitled “Oto (Sound).”

The exhibition opened on April 21. Gunatillake’s art practice involves various fields, including painting, sculpture, illustration, installation, and book arts. He has been a recipient of numerous national and international awards, most notably the Bunka Award, the Biennial Illustration Bratislava, and the Noma Prize. He has held more than 30 solo exhibitions in Sri Lanka, the UK, Ireland, India, Japan, and other countries.

In this exhibition, he exhibits acrylic abstract paintings with colorful compositions themed on “Oto (sound).” Gunatilake says, “I can hear the colors of my paintings creating diverse sounds,” and commented that his aspiration to create new structures on his paintings was inspired by how the tempo and rhythm of color play on the paper.

Opening hours: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Closed on Sundays. The exhibition will run until May 22.