Dr. Milinda Salpitikorala’s personally illustrated collection of branded Skzin t-shirts for men and women are now available online through anything.lk web store at attractive prices. The line of heavy metal and myth-inspired t-shirts was first launched in May last year at the Lionel Wendt Harold Pieris Gallery at the first exhibition of its kind in Colombo, which showcased exceptional art on canvas, as well as clothing.
Having grown up in Sri Lanka and now a professional medical practitioner, Dr. Salpitikorala’s designs on canvas and apparel, while universal in idea, are deeply inspired by both the local and international art of heavy metal.
Having used canvas and garment to explore varying aesthetic features of heavy metal, ancient Sri Lankan mythology and the paranormal through contemporary art form, Dr. Salpitikorala is in the midst of launching new designs in the coming months, which draw more inspiration from the genre of fantasy and chaos. The line of t-shirts breaks through the clutter of everyday wear and offers a more original style with a more authentic attitude.
The Skzin t-shirt range designed by Dr. Salpitikorala has simplified the above concepts to provide a range that has attitude and means something to the teenagers and adults who wear the line. Each design has a legendary background story to tell. The original t-shirt sketches were created using digital design and simple ink penmanship and use 100% cotton in a range of comfortable and durable t-shirts that come in small, medium and large for men and women, and are meant to feel as comfortable as a second skin.
Dr. Salpitikorala’s past work has included album covers for local bands and according to him, the bands that have played the biggest roles are Opeth, Rudra, Arch Enemy and Lamb of God and artists like H.R. Giger and Athula Siriwardene. His art work has been labelled intricate, intense and intoxicating.