Firi Rahman is a self-taught artist based in Colombo. His body of work consists of hyperrealist drawings, wherein he prefers the elegance of black ink pen drawings to evolve precise and substantial textures on paper within the spectrum of black, grey and white.
In his solo exhibition ‘Prediction Extinction’, he began work on drawings of animals that depict their story within markings itself, using detail to create a seemingly tactile creature on the subject of extinction, accompanied by his own advocacy against the increase in endangered species. With his first solo exhibition ‘Unconventional Beauty’, showcased at the Saskia Fernando Gallery, he set his mark on the Sri Lankan art scene. His work has also been showcased at Colomboscope,Colombo Art Biennale and Liminal Space.