A4A Production Fundraiser: EDITION #1

  • We are pleased to present EDITION #1 of the A4A Production Fundraiser. 

     

    The A4A (Artists for Artists) Production Fund is devised by artists in collaboration with Saskia Fernando Gallery and supported by the Udayshanth Fernando Foundation. The fundraiser takes the form of limited editioned prints of works donated by artists towards the fund. Saskia Fernando Gallery will run several curated editions releases alongside an open call for applications for the production fund. All proceeds of the fundraisers will go towards selected artists, providing them with the funds to work on their chosen project, in addition to access to curators and mentors. 

  • HASHAN COORAY Desire 2020 Giclée Print on Archival Paper of Charcoal on Paper Drawing 24inches x 18inches Edition of 50...

    HASHAN COORAY

    Desire

    2020

    Giclée Print on Archival Paper of  Charcoal on Paper Drawing

    24inches x 18inches

    Edition of 50

    All prints are numbered and embossed with the A4A Production Fund seal.

     

    USD 100

     

    Cooray is not a conventional painter, he began his work studying faces and people that he connected with as opposed to faces he admired. The result of this process is a body of work that engages his subject in an intrusive manner, exposing to the viewer all that lies beneath. Charcoal and acrylic on canvas combine to present an unfinished complete work that has the tactile nature of material present within it's composition.

     

  • FABIENNE FRANCOTTE 2020 Giclée Print on Archival Paper of Mixed Media Work on Canvas 24inches x 18inches Edition of 50...

    FABIENNE FRANCOTTE

    2020

    Giclée Print on Archival Paper of Mixed Media Work on Canvas

    24inches x 18inches

    Edition of 50

    All prints are numbered and embossed with the A4A Production Fund seal.

     

    USD 100

     

    The works were infused with the essence of her many interactions, which then, at the time of their creation, spontaneously intermingle with her memories and her mood. While featuring external, physical features, her works lend insight to the inside of each persona. She reveals an interior human world, at times disturbing, but always beautiful. Through her art, Fabienne becomes an unintentional conduit of the soul.

     

     

     

  • PAKKIYARAJAH PUSHPAKANTHAN 2020 Behind The Scenes Giclée Print on Archival Paper of Mixed Media Work on Canvas 18inches x 24inches...

    PAKKIYARAJAH PUSHPAKANTHAN

    2020

    Behind The Scenes

    Giclée Print on Archival Paper of Mixed Media Work on Canvas

    18inches x 24inches

    Edition of 50

    All prints are numbered and embossed with the A4A Production Fund seal.

     

    USD 100

     

    Pushpakanthan's powerful, emotionally-raw and meticulously-executed drawings, paintings, video art, installations and performance engage with issues about which there has been mostly silence. The work speaks of physical and mental suffering, conditions he equates with both the deep pain his country experiences as it continues to emerge from decades of civil strife, and global suffering connected to questions of identity, agency, and gender.

     

     

  • MUVINDU BINOY 2020 Iron Maiden Giclée Print on Archival Paper of Mixed Media Work on Canvas 24inches x 18inches Edition...

    MUVINDU BINOY

    2020

    Iron Maiden

    Giclée Print on Archival Paper of Mixed Media Work on Canvas

    24inches x 18inches

    Edition of 50

    All prints are numbered and embossed with the A4A Production Fund seal.

     

     

    USD 100

     

    This work is based on an excerpt from the book titled ‘Sri Lankan Housemaids in Lebanon: A Case of Symbolic Violence and Everyday Forms of Resistance’ by Nayla Moukarbel. In the book she writes of the ‘innate’ inferiority of maids. Stating that ‘following racist stereotypes it has become accepted that some women of particular skin colour, religion and nationality are more suitable (or ‘naturally suited’) to domestic work than others.’ Initially the idea was processed from the oxymoron ‘Iron Maiden’;  a British heavy metal band as well as medieval torture device. As a digital artist, Binoy observes his personal outlook, exploring themes of gender, agency, title and the expectation of traditional values contradicted by modern-emancipated standards of the digital age.

  • The Udayshanth Fernando Foundation is established with the objective to support the Sri Lankan art industry via means of publications, funding and mentorship. The foundation is chaired by Kalasuri Udayshanth Fernando, an instrumental force in the development of the local contemporary art scene.