Book of Laki Senanayake's Artistic Talents

published : Sept. 28, 2018, 8:49 p.m.
The Geoffrey Bawa Trust has assembled a comprehensive book covering a range of Laki Senanayake's artistic talents. This book includes examples of Laki's work in drawings, paintings and sculptures.

Owl leafing through pages

published : Sept. 28, 2018, 11:01 p.m.
In this book of his life and work, the drawings and the paintings come across as so spontaneous, so driven by the muscular force of the moment, that one could forget that imagination is never purely visual but also conceptual.

The Lost Collection by Laki Senanayake

published : Sept. 28, 2018, 10:32 p.m.
This priceless collection of 73 drawings and paintings were done between 1971 and 1978. Completely forgotten by Laki Senanayake, they vanished into a black hole of his memory, and amazingly resurfaced in 2015, thanks to the internet.

Laki Senanayake: At Home in Diyabubula

published : Sept. 28, 2018, 11:49 p.m.
Sri Lankans have long embraced Laki as their renaissance man, and among his thousands of creations, few bear his mark as completely as does Diyabubula, his home in Dambulla. With Diyabubula, Laki has created a garden that rewards the persistence of his uninvited guests.

Laki Senanayake: Far from the Maddening Crowd

published : Sept. 28, 2018, 11:38 p.m.
Dressed in his regulation sarong and t-shirt, Laki Senanayake looks like there are few things he takes seriously – certainly, he doesn’t count his reputation as an ‘artist’ among them. “I’m assured by various people…that I’m Sri Lanka’s leading artist – God knows where I’m leading anyone,” he says, grinning.

Laki’s Book of Owls

published : Sept. 28, 2018, 10:47 p.m.
Laki and his owls: he’s lost track of how many he’s sketched, sculpted and painted into life but the closest you’ll ever come to seeing them in the same place is in a book launched last week.