Already one of the more prominent and influential artists in his native Sri Lanka, Jaffna-born and -based Thamotharampillai Shanaathanan produces art, often hung upon an archival framework, that is firmly rooted in the specifics of the immediate and the personal – in this case the lasting impact of Sri Lanka’s three-decade-long civil war – but which nevertheless opens itself up to more universal concerns. And among other things he is also a cofounder, in 2014, of the Sri Lanka Archive…
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