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Kushlani Jayasinha

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Journey 2, 2014
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Sri Lanka
Birth year
1964
Lives in
San Jose, CA
Works in
San Jose, CA
Schools
The University of Oklahoma, 1997, PhD
Representing galleries
Agora Gallery New York, NY
Tags
encaustics, expressionistic, abstract-expressionism, abstracts, realistic, painting, drawing, abstract, figurative, conceptual, modern
Statement

Art is my journal. It is also a major part of my search for a deeper meaning in life. I am always looking for answers, and I believe that art takes us to a place where the rational mind cannot go, a place closer to what we truly are. I make art to express this inner self. Sometimes I find art  the ultimate experience of being. Art contains within it more than the mind can ever comprehend. My Buddhist upbringing has been crucial to my work, and meditation centers me and is generally the starting point of a painting because it allows me to be intensely present in the moment, when feelings take control. I paint with this sense, picking colors and tools as I go. I believe that my paintings express a deeper self that defies words, and I use any medium that seems appropriate to convey this.