Soozana Pvan completed a Foundation Diploma in Art & Mixed Media at Camberwall University of Arts, her B.sc in Biomedical Science, M.sc in Cancer Biology and currently completing her P.hD in Ovarian Cancer research at Kingston University, London.
The potential for a photograph to be more impacting than that of a moving image lies seemingly in its stillness. It is this stillness that allows the perceptible sentiments to fester in ones mind and exercise patterns of thought that may aid in the construction of a suitable narrative to form clearer understandings.
As an artist first and foremost, I tend to look for/to or create moments that are once familiar but yet unexpected whether it is humor, pain, compassion or sadness. I tend to focus on subject matter, objectivity, fine art, identity and look for complexity in simple images, providing an opportunity for telling a story. The poignancy of couple wedding relationships, family bonds, childhood memories, scenic landmark and moments of personal thoughts feelings and contemplation continue to attract/draw/evoke my attention. I want to capture and create pictures that evoke raw universal memory.
Originally from Sri-Lanka, I am currently living/residing and based in London from where I travel extensively (across UK and abroad) whether be working on location or in studio. My collection of photos ranges across the spectrum but I am passionately drawn to the heritage, traditions and culture of the Asian, Eastern and the Indian subcontinent, however looking to branch into European countries. The combination of rich colours and attractive lighting as well as the spiritualty of the occasion and people provides me with boundless/infinite photo opportunities. As I am a photographer I also consider myself as much as a traveler. Indeed, the combination of the two go very much hand in hand, and I am most creative and inspired when travelling on location, my influence comes from what I see and experience.
Jeyash Luxmanan, Partner
British Asian Fashion Week (BAFW), Creative Head