• 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

  • 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

Saskia Pintelon 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

1967-71 Professor, St. Lucas, Ghent, Belgium
1968-72 Professor, Academy of Arts, Kortrijk, Belgium
1960-67 Art School at St Lucas, Ghent, Belgium


Exhibitions

2018 Return to Lunuganga | Saskia Fernando Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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
2000 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
1090 Jipian Art Gallery, 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, Belgium

Exhibitions

2018 Return to Lunuganga | Saskia Fernando Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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
2000 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
1090 Jipian Art Gallery, 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, Belgium
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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