Shayna Fonseka

Shayna Fonseka’s work explores the ideas of the ‘alternate present’ and digitisation. Her work focuses on a fictionalised, ‘trans-naturistic’ realm, a place where nature has grown beyond its environmental and physical limitations and organisms disguise themselves within untouched lands. Using paint, plasticine and other tangible, pliable materials, she constructs images and sculptural artefacts ‘taken’ from this realm, often ‘re-digitising’ them, creating a further windowing layer between our reality and hers.

Artworks

After the Percussion

Giclée print mounted onto aluminium
42x29cm
149.00

After the Percussion

A glimpse into a fictional realm, in the aftermath of an undisclosed event.

After the Sun Falls

Giclée print mounted onto aluminium
42x29cm
149.00

After the Sun Falls

A glimpse into a fictional realm, in the aftermath of an undisclosed event.

Pages

Plasticine, acrylic paint, hardboard

Pages

Plasticine is contorted into inventions of various specimens and placed into hand-painted fanciful landscapes. The impulsive methods used in the cultivation of these 'beings’ dictate their artificial development, constructing a believable sense of control for herself.

Medicinal Plants

Icing sugar, printed paper, buckets, earth, table

Medicinal Plants

A set of five life-size plants, made from icing sugar, stand alongside information about their medicinal properties. All of the plants affect the human brain in a deductive way; destructing, erasing and blocking memory.

Windows Installation

Vinyl on glass windows

Windows Installation

A literal view into a small aspect of Shayna's fictional world.

Solo Exhibitions

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018 EVERYTHING WAS BEAUTIFUL AND NOTHING HURT, San Mei Gallery, London

2017 Flock Graduate Exhibition, GX Gallery, London

2017 La Dia Blesse, 15f Micawber St, London

2016 Ecologically Conscious, Farmopolis, London

2015 Doleful Shade The Crypt Gallery, London

2014 Ben's Show, Arlington R, London

2011 White T-Shirt, Underground Gallery, London

Other Projects

Residencies and Awards

http://www.shaynafonseka.com
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