ANARCHY IN THE DAY - TO - DAY
'Stories Within' by Mahen Perera
‘Stories Within’ by Mahen Perera is an exhibition of paintings-as sculpture that took place at Saskia Fernando Gallery from the 16th of March to the 5th of April. Educated in multi-disciplinary design at the National Design Centre in Colombo and the Lasalle College of Arts in Singapore, Mahen Perera’s latest collection is reflexive of his attempt in re-evaluating the current world view through contemporary art. Many of his works have been composed using discarded material that he collected during his longs walks in Colombo. Mahen believes that these walks provide him with an opportunity to “confront and consider the world and [himself] inside of it.” Mahen does not believe that there is a singular, well-defined process that he uses to create his pieces, and dismisses questions on the manner in which he chooses an object worthy of salvation.
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