My work is in essence a continuous journey exploring movement, colour and rhythmic energy in a manner which is abstract in nature. My inspiration comes from the natural world and its evolutionary traits. I work across several disciplines engaging in my interests and allowing it to happen in a carefree fashion. Natural world, colour, space and form are the interests that I pursue in my practice.

When painting I allow the consistency of the paint to affect the mark making of my canvas through my pallet knife and paint brush. Creating a painting is also like sculpting a piece for me. I use different mediums to get substance into my work making them textural and tactile.

Initially when creating a piece I try to start a conversation with it and then get this conversation going throughout the process of making it. This conversation is important as it conveys ideas and thought processes that is vital to creating my artwork. I intend a relationship with my artwork and the viewer with action, expression and emotional reaction. I also believe that spatial quality between the artwork and the viewer matters and try to convey this through a combination of practices in painting, printmaking and installation art.

Education

MA Fine Art Printmaking              

Camberwell College of Arts, Peckham Road, London SE5 

BA (Hons) Visual Communication  

Kent Institute of Art and Design, Maidstone, Kent

Shiroma Ratne
Shiroma Ratne

Exhibitions 2010-2018

2017 October            Roots

Ogilvy UK, Sea Container Building, London SE1

2017 October             TRIBE 17

OXO Tower, Barge House, South Bank

2017 March                This Year’s Model Part 2

Studio 1.1, Redchurch Street, E2

2015 December         The Christmas Salon

Lubomirov/Angus Hughes Gallery, E5

2015 July                    The Originals (Curator and Exhibitor)

Vinters Studio, SW16

2014   June                 Space Invaders

Noah’s Ark Gallery, London SE8 3NT

2014   March             Lords and Ladies Charity Auction and Exhibition

The Hotel Indigo, London Earls Court

2013   July                  West End In The South

Site specific Installation for Streatham Art Festival.  Site of former Streatham Hill Theatre, Streatham Hill

2013   November     Charity Auction and Exhibition by Latest Sale

Kensington Pavilion, 96 High Street Kensington, London W8 

2012  April                 Fusion

The Magma Group 2012, Rag Factory, Brick Lane, London E1

2012 September      Bright Young Things

Independent Liverpool Biennial 

2010   October          The British Home Project

The British Home, London SW16

2010   December      Soulcoltrix Art Show

Nolias Gallery, Great Suffok Street, , London SE1

Open Submissions

2018 Sept – Oct        Sage @ Deptford X 2018 

Deptford Does Art Gallery, Deptford High Street, London SE8

2017 Sept – Oct        Leftovers @ Deptford X 2017 

John Evelyn Garden, Windlass Place, London SE8

2016 Sept – Oct        Psychedelic Breakfast @ Deptford X 2016 

Vinyl Deptford, Tanners Hill, London SE8

2014   Sept – Oct         Good Enough is Good Enough @Deptford X 2014 

Noah’s Ark 229, Deptford High Street, London SE8 3NT

2012   June – Aug        Sanctuary @ Deptford X 2012

Pepys Community Forum ,Victoria Wharf, London SE8                      

2011 Aug – 2012 Jan   Print & Design Now: Selected by Julia Alvares

August 2011                      SW1 Gallery, London SW1

Dec 2011                            Bearspace Gallery, Deptford, London SE8

Jan 2012                           London Art Fair, Business Design Centre, Islington

2011   Aug                  The 6th Terrace Annual

Terrace Gallery, London E8