ST. O’DONNELL’S SELECT GALLERY PROFILE: VISHMI HELARATNE
Introducing Sri Lanken/Kiwi artist Vishmi Helaratne, currently based in Sydney and studying Fine Arts, her work perpetuates energy, vibrancy & eccentricity.
Who are you and what do you do?
Hello hello hello HELLLO !! My name is Vishmi Helaratne – I’m a Sri Lanken/Kiwi creative. Currently in my 3rd year doing a Bachelor of Fine Arts at UNSW Art and Design. I create works that mirror my energy towards life ! I’m all about the BRIGHT THINGS – ELECTIRIC COLOURS – JUICEY COMPOSITIONS and SWIRLY THINGS.
How would you describe your work to someone who’s never seen it?
WEIRD – JUICY – Couture. No, expressive.
Has this city played significant impact on your practice?
Yes most definitely! NEW EVERYTHING – people, dogs, places, food, cats, culture. Everything. SYDNEY has been nothing but a crazy wonderland full of inspiration. Everyone is on their own motorway to success so it’s been the biggest motivation to create bigger and better things everyday! WHOOPA!
How do you answer the “Hey, you look familiar, where have I seen you before?” questions.
ALL I WANNA DO IS 3XGUNS SHOTS AND TAKE YA MONEEYYY –
Yeah I get a lot of M.I.A comments which is hilarious but I do scarily look a lot like her, She’s also a fellow Sri Lankan creative who exceeds at what she does and looks so fly while doing so, cant complain.
5. Where do you see yourself in a year?
Berlin with the team.
6. Whats the key to life?
POSITIVITY – ABSOLUTE POSITIVITY.
You can catch Vishmi and other local artists at our upcoming sold out “Select Gallery #002.