• I Am Me

    2016, Saskia Fernando Gallery, Colombo

  • I Am Me

    2016, Saskia Fernando Gallery, Colombo

  • I Am Me

    2016, Saskia Fernando Gallery, Colombo

  • I Am Me

    2016, Saskia Fernando Gallery, Colombo

  • I Am Me

    2016, Saskia Fernando Gallery, Colombo

  • I Am Me

    2016, Saskia Fernando Gallery, Colombo

  • I Am Me

    2016, Saskia Fernando Gallery, Colombo

  • I Am Me

    2016, Saskia Fernando Gallery, Colombo

  • I Am Me

    2016, Saskia Fernando Gallery, Colombo

  • I Am Me

    2016, Saskia Fernando Gallery, Colombo

  • I Am Me

    2016, Saskia Fernando Gallery, Colombo

  • I Am Me

    2016, Saskia Fernando Gallery, Colombo

  • The Face in Your Place I & II

    2016, Colombo Art Biennale

  • I Am Me

    2016, Saskia Fernando Gallery, Colombo

  • The Face in Your Place I & II

    2016, Colombo Art Biennale

  • Schoolgirl

    2005, Mixed media on Paper, 138 x 95 cm

  • Misjudged

    2011, Mixed Media on Cotton Canvas

  • Lost & Found

    2009, Mixed Media on Canvas, 100 x 107 cm

  • Adults Only

    2008, Mixed Media on Paper, 135 x 85 cm

b. 1945

Belgium-born Saskia Pintelon moved to Sri Lanka in 1982. Inspired by local and universal issues, stories from the gut and the heart, politics and day-to-day concerns, her body of works interprets the collective human experience, environment and the cycle of life with intimate and personal preoccupations. Saskia Pintelon is at heart a figurative painter who periodically verges towards abstraction and text-based work. The abstract canvases began as monochrome, some titled Spaces for Thought, later evolving into Mindscapes; a series of works with an abundance of color that the artist describes as selfies of the mind in its synoptic chaos. Physiognomy fascinates the artist and in the past translated itself into a series of large works, monochrome on recycled tea packaging bags, inspired by marriage proposals in the newspapers of Sri Lanka.  Her 2016 series titled I AM ME consists of works from two series, small mixed media-collages and large mixed-media collages. Both are part of an ongoing project whereby the artist revisits her own work in the published, printed accordion style book The Book of Faces whereby she customizes her own ‘Faces’ and turns them into ‘Other Faces’. The themes are some of her recurring ones related to age, beauty, gender, internet use, love, obsession with fitness, isolation, loneliness and the balance between the public and the private us. Pintelon provides us a kaleidoscope of the physical and the emotional in her characteristic tongue-in-cheek approach as she subtracts, extracts and adds to give us a glimpse into what makes us really human.

Education

1967-1971    Professor, St. Lucas, Ghent, Belgium

1968-1972    Professor, Academy of Arts, Kortrijk, Belgium

1960-1967    Art School at St Lucas, Ghent, Belgium

Exhibitions

2016                Colombo Art Biennale: Conceiving Space | Colombo, Sri Lanka

2016               I AM ME | Saskia Fernando Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka

2016              The Missing One | OCA Office for Contemporary Art Norway, Oslo, Norway

2016              The Missing One | curated by Nada Raza, Dhaka Artsummit Bangladesh

2016              Disambiguation, curated by Saskia Fernando | Art Dubai 2016, U.A.E

2015              Mindscapes | Yavuz Gallery, Singapore

2015              They Did Make A Monkey Curry, curated by Joost Declerq | CAB Art Centre, Brussels, Belgium

2013              Contemporary Sri Lankan Art & Design | Saskia Fernando Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka

2012              Looking for the God Particle, Yavuz Fine Art, Singapore

2012              Paradise Road Galleries, Colombo, Sri Lanka

2012              Saskia Ferndando Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka

2012              Faces & New Works | Saskia Fernando Gallery &Paradise Road Galleries, Colombo, Sri Lanka

2011              Contemporary Art From Sri Lanka 2011 | Asia House, London, UK

2011              Script | Amangalla Hotel, Galle, Sri Lanka

2010              Getting to the Heart | Yavuz Fine Art, Singapore

2009              Saskia Fernando Gallery Colombo, Sri Lanka

2009              Colombo Art Biennale Colombo, Sri Lanka

2007              Paradise Road Galleries Colombo, Sri Lanka

2007              Galleries Mirchandani & Steinrucke Mumbai, India

2006              Paradise Road Galleries, in aid of the Sunera Foundation Colombo, Sri Lanka

2005              Paradise Road Galleries, in aid of Tsunami relief Colombo, Sri Lanka

2004              Paradise Road Galleries Colombo, Sri Lanka

2003              Paradise Road Galleries Colombo, Sri Lanka

2002              Paradise Road Galleries Colombo, Sri Lanka

2001              Fine Art Resource Berlin Germany

1999              Paradise Road Galleries Colombo, Sri Lanka

1998              Kunst Huis Ostend, Belgium

1995              Solo Exhibitions in Colombo, Sri Lanka

1996              Gallery Ingrith Desmedt Kortryk, Belgium

1995               ABC Gallery Knokke-Zoute, Belgium

1993               Deutsche Bank Colombo, Sri Lanka

1993               Arte Fiera 93 Jipian Art Gallery, Bologna, Italy

1993               Jipian Art Gallery and Garden Knokke-Zoute, Belgium

1992               Arte Fiera 92 Bologna, Italy

1992               Europ’Art 92 Geneva, Switzerland

1992               Netherlands Cultural Centre Sri Lanka

1991               Arte Fiera 93 Jipian Art Gallery, Bologna, Italy

1991               Jipian Art Gallery Knokke-Zoute, Belgium

1991               Geoffrey Bawa Trust Lunuganga, Sri Lanka

1990               Jipian Art Galery Knokke-Zoute, Belgium

1989               Galerie de Caniere Brussels, Belgium

1988               BBL Gallery Antwerp, Belgium

1983               Solo Exhibitions Colombo, Sri Lanka

1978               Galerie Atelier 5 Mouscron, Belgium

1972               Salon D’Art Lederberg, Belgium

1970               Hotel Drouot Paris, France

1967               BBL Gallery Knokke-Zoute, Belgium

1968               Modern Form Gallery Ghent, Belgium

1969               Contemporary Art Lederberg, Belgiumou

2008 Book of Faces
2012 Faces & New Works | Saskia Fernando Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2011 Contemporary Art From Sri Lanka 2011 | Asia House, London, UK
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