Flying Circus Project 2013

Art Radar Asia interviews FCP artist couple, Tun Win Aung and Wah Nu – find out more in the Impact of FCP 2013!

Sanathanan Thamotharampillai

sanathan pic

Sanathanan Thamotharampillai completed a BFA and MFA in painting from the College of Art in Delhi. Solo exhibitions of his work have been held in 1998, 2001 and 2006 in Colombo in Sri Lanka and he has been part of group exhibitions in Jaffna and Colombo in Sri Lanka and in the UK. He had a show in 2008-2009, Artful Resistance: Crisis and Creativity in Sri Lanka at the Museum of Ethnology, Vienna. Sanathanan’s work has been published in ‘The one year Drawing Project: May 2005 – October 2007’, Book Published by Raking Leaves, London & Colombo, 2008.

His most recent work includes The Incomplete Thombu. This project records the stories that removed civilians from their homes and the memories that they took with them. Sanathanan examines the subject of displacement through a series of drawings that overlay ground plans of houses drawn from memory by displaced Tamil-speaking civilians, with architectʼs renderings and dry pastel drawings. The attempt to register one document on top of the other, maps out further displacements between what is remembered, what has been taken away and the stories left behind in a conflict that has torn apart its land and its people for over thirty years.

Sanathanan Thamotharampillai website

Advertisements

About Tarra Tan

Communications Intern, sports enthusiast, data visualisation lover. And steaks. Medium-rare

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Information

This entry was posted on December 21, 2012 by in Artists and tagged , , .
%d bloggers like this: