Geshany’s journey of self discovery
An Exhibition by
At RV8Y STVDIO GVLL3RY,
From 27 June to 18 July
An innovatively thought provoking exhibition of paintings with an
alluring touch of blue tinged fantasy, opened at RV8Y STVDIO GVLL3RY,
Ward Place Colombo, last week.
Refreshingly different, the paintings by young artist Geshany Balder,
is much a journey of discovery as it is stepping into a different
Explaining the idea behind her paintings, the young and vibrant
Geshany says she uses art as a means of self-discovery and sees each
canvas (that she has custom-made herself) as an opportunity to express
the fantasy-based imagery that fuels her imagination.
Her paintings bring together different moods and feelings, in shapes,
forms and the trade mark blue, that are both near surreal and stark in
their clarity. Easily deciphered by the discerning viewer, Geshany’s
paintings are an invitation to a private journey through the mind’s eye
of the artist.
This is Geshany’s second exhibition. On display are ten of her
paintings completed during the course of the past 12 months.
Geshany with her family roots in Germany has studied art in both
Europe and Asia. Though young she has taken the bold step of becoming a
full-time artist, committed to creating imagery that evokes new
discovery both of herself and for her viewer.
As Geshany explains, the paintings that are on display are based
heavily on neo-surrealism, an art form that has grown immensely in
popularity due to the rise of digital graphic art. Taking it a step
further, she adds her own creatures, synonymous with those found in
Greek mythology and Hinduism, weaving them between organic elements and
The themes of Geshany’s art stem from the natural intrigue about the
unknown: both interstellar and inter-dimensional. After the initial
immersion into the details of each fantasy-based composition, one may
find oneself pondering what these beings are thinking as they look on
from the other side of the canvas.