Getting Closer to EmojisBy Saskia Pintelon
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Belgian artist Saskia Pintelon who has been practicing in Sri Lanka since the 1980s is an observant whose patchwork of collages, studio photographs, and repurposed artworks she made over the years ruminate on a society and its people who are constantly forced to change by the shifts in their environment.The themes in her work are related to age, beauty, gender, internet use, love, obsession with fitness, isolation, loneliness and the balance between the public and the private self. 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.
Saskia Pintelon is at heart a figurative painter who periodically inclines towards abstraction, text-based work, and collages. Inspired by local and universal issues, politics, and day-to-day concerns, her body of work interprets the collective human experience, environment and the cycle of life with intimate and personal preoccupations.
Based in: Colombo
Belgium-born Saskia Pintelon moved to Sri Lanka in 1982. Her paintings are very personal and yet encompass a wide range of universal concerns in strong, layered images. 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 …
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