Sri Sri Lanka at Tarq, was an art exhibition by a Sri Lankan solo artist, Pala Pothupitiye. Through this exhibition the artist tries to show the relationship between art and maps. With the help of print and paint, the artist has created info graphics of the nation’s history acknowledging it’s various interpretations and conflicts.
This painting is a classic example of the info graphic quality of the exhibition. The above painting shows various views of the Jaffna Fort. It is a combination of the place’s map, technical sketches of the fort, text and an illustration of Hanuman and the fort. The text and the illustrations indicate the historic beliefs and notions of the place whereas the map and sketches indicate it’s physical presence.