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Sri Lankan Artist Kumkum Fernando Featured at Coachella 2023

Apr 18, 2023
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This past weekend marked Weekend One of the two Coachella weekends for 2023. If you’re familiar with the festival, you’ve seen the massive art installations transforming the Empire Polo Field into a new universe. Seeing these large-scale art installations in person while attending the festival is quite something.

We wanted to highlight this year’s Coachella installation created by Sri Lankan Kumkum Fernando. Kumkum is a Sri Lankan-born artist who creates masterpieces inspired by his Sri Lankan heritage. His work has been featured at the Singapore Art Museum, Ho Chi Minh Museum of Fine Arts, and in numerous publications. You can get a taste of his creations on his website

For Coachella 2023, Kumkum created 3 massive sculptures titled “The Messengers”. The sculptures were between 65 and 75 feet tall and stood out prominently on the Empire Polo Field. He was joined by Coachella installation artists Güvenç Özel, Maggie West, Vincent Leroy, Do LaB, NEWSUBSTANCE, Robert Bose and Raices Cultura.

See his Instagram post about the accomplishment here:

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