Mahen Perera constantly challenges the medium of painting, pushing its limits into spatial forms, tactile layers and corporeal realms. In his sculptural work often incorporates found objects and personal artefacts that carry the residue of an unknown protagonist, of a neighbourhood or the sea shore. Essentially, Perera works with the emotional schemes of memory and desire as intrinsic characteristics in the making of his artistic work. In avowing the residual, he negotiates between facets of absence and presence. Evocative of organic relics and archeological finds, these works invite the prospect of ambiguity and investigation.