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Extend Desire 03By Hashan Cooray

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US$ 1,026



Charcoal, Acrylic and charcoal on paper and canvas

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Dimensions: 91cm (H) x 91cm (W) / 35.8" (H) x 35.8" (W)

Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.


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Artist Statement

Hashan Cooray is a visual artist whose body of work engages his subjects beyond the stereotypical translation of portraiture. Gestural, intense and often dark subjects emerge from a raw canvas; notes scribbled in the back ground. Cooray is not a conventional painter, he began his work studying faces and people that he connected with as opposed to faces he admired. The result of this process is a body of work that engages his subject in an intrusive manner, exposing to the viewer all that lies beneath. Charcoal and acrylic on canvas combine to present an unfinished complete work that has the tactile nature of material present within it's composition. The brown paper charcoal paintings too possess this presence. Cooray's subjects engage, disturb and grab the viewer; they are not there to please.


Artist Profile

Born: 1987
Hometown: Colombo
Based in: Colombo, Sri Lanka

View works.Hashan Cooray, Masochist Poem VIII, 2019
Masochist Poem VIII, 2019
Hashan Cooray was born in Colombo, Sri Lanka in 1987 and pursued a career as a visual artist via unconventional means of both self-learning, courses in fine art and his experience as an Art Director in the advertising industry. His works …


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