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Chandraguptha’s monumental columns ‘Covert’ and ‘Delusion’ (PHOTOS)

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Colombo (LNW): Composed of intricate and interlocking iron filigree symbols painted black, Chandraguptha Thenuwara’s ‘Covert’ Art Exhibition was held at Lionel Wendt Art Gallery Colombo from July 23 to July 31, and ‘Delusion,’ another excellent collection of monumental columns by the veteran Artist is currently being held at the Saskia Fernando Gallery in Horton Place, Colombo. from July 23 to August 23. COVERT: A collection of intricate and interlocking iron filigree symbols painted black, lotus buds, bodies, barbed wire, thorns, stupas, lion tails, weapons, vehicles created by Thenuwara’s genius marking his annual memorial show dedicated to Black July, the anti-Tamil pogrom at the start of Sri Lanka’s civil war (1983-2009), exactly forty years ago.
DELUSION: The word “devolution” sounds like “delusion” if you pronounce it without the “vo”. The idea to develop this collection of masterpieces came up with this pun because Thenuwara enjoys playing with words to create new meanings. As said by Carl Gustav Jung in 1933, “The world powers that rule over all mankind, for good or ill, are unconscious psychic factors, and it is they that bring consciousness into being and hence create the sine qua non for the existence of any world at all.” Delusion contributes to the failures in Sri Lanka’s plate as a nation, all of which have gone unresolved due to inaction, apathy, and a lack of political will.
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