Sri Lankan artist leaves a lasting impact

Lucknow: “The environment is the same for everyone, it treats everyone equally, so we all deserve to live a happy life but poverty becomes a hindrance for some humans.” An exhibition of works by K. Mathiskumar, a native of Sri Lanka and a recent Masters in Visual Arts from the College of Arts and Crafts, Lucknow, exploring the themes of poverty and prosperity through such vivid and compelling visual narratives, was held.

The exhibition was a solo visual arts exhibition “Poverty and Prosperity” by Sri Lankan artist K. Mathiskumar at the Uttar Pradesh State Lalit Kala Academy, Kaiserbagh, Lucknow. The exhibition was inaugurated by lighting the lamp by the Chief Guest, Professor Ratan Kumar, Principal, College of Art and Crafts, Lucknow University and special invitees Professor Alok Kumar, Ravikant Pandey of the College of Arts and Crafts and painter, curator and art writer Bhupendra Kumar Asthana.

On this occasion, Professor Ratan Kumar said, “Mathiskumar has not only done the work consistently but has also strengthened the relationship between the two countries, India and Sri Lanka.” Professor Alok Kumar said, “I urge the students to organize similar exhibitions in their countries to promote cultural exchange and artistic collaboration.” Artist and art writer Bhupendra Asthana also congratulated.

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