Chandana Ranaweera is an artist who has been referred to as “an artist of linear poetry”. His command of technical resources is now rather more developed than when he first began, as can be seen when viewing his present collection. It is clear that he affects naiveté as a deliberate creative choice, deploying his images, arabesques and chromatic adventures with the instinctive sophistication of a constant practitioner.
Chandana has defined his artistic vocabulary and is content to let originality appear in the disposition of his pictorial elements on surfaces that encourage a miniaturist scale. The awe, which his work inspires stems from an admiration for the artistic choices he makes.