Pradeep Thalawatte’s artistic investigations incorporate highly urban situations: industrial materials, mass-production, pop/celebrity icons and personal episodes of his life. His works deal with absorption with urban allure, commenting on consumer anxieties and feelings of isolation and loneliness in the big city.
“The items chosen for the background in his works are mass-produced and mass used items and the images
that are represented are individuals with whom I tend to associate very closely. What is expressed within the
background and foreground represents relationships that cannot be ignored or avoided. They are decided based
on personal selections, individual tastes, continued usage, authenticity and conveniences.”
He is part of Theertha Collective and has been awarded the Commonwealth
fellowship to work at