Month: May 2012

Leo Pasqualge

Hempel Galleries are delighted to welcome Leo Pasqualge as the latest artist to join the Gallery. Leo Pasqualge, from Sri Lanka, was a self-taught artist until 1992, when he enrolled for painting at Pratt Institute to study fine arts in Brooklyn, NYC. We are delighted and honoured to now have Leo based back in Colombo, […]

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Becoming – Roman Berka

The realization of freedom in art and other areas of society was one of the greatest achievements of the Modernists. Historical avant-garde movements in the first decades of the twentieth century like the Russian Constructivists or the Italian Futurists attempted to link art to modern progressive thinking and to restore its function in a social […]

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Becoming – Suresh Jayaram

“Become the change you want to see in the world” -Mahatma Gandhi Can art be a catalyst for change in post -war Sri Lanka? Today in post-war Sri Lanka we are able to see visual art as part of a third world radicalism, relating with a self consciousness that is cutting edge, and speaking from […]

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Becoming – Jagath Weeresinghe

‘Becoming’ denotes the idea of potentiality of transformation or movement, a transformation that is initiated and in progress.  While Becoming translates into an idea of a transitional space, meaning ‘possibility of being in a moment between two decisive ends’, it plays on the uncertainty of certainty, up-rootedness, giving it a sense of akathesia (state of restlessness), criticality and […]

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