It’s like someone took my soul | Sunday Observer

It’s like someone took my soul

Fabienne Francotte will start exhibiting her drawings at the Saskia Fernando Gallery from February 15.

Inspired by Fabienne’s personal journey through daily life and the complex identities of the Sri Lankans she meets; each portrait acts as a reconstruction of not one, but many individuals. The works are 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; the soul of each persona.

She excavates an interior human world, at times disturbing, but always beautiful. Through her art, Fabienne becomes an unintentional conduit of the soul.’ She is originally from Belgium and currently living in Colombo, whose husband is the EU Ambassador.