Wickramasinghe, Pavitra

Pavitra Wickramasinghe, Line Poem—Alchemy of Light #2 – 3, 2, 4, 2013.


Line Poem—Alchemy of Light #2 – 3, 2, 4

This series of work is made with light (lasers). For the past few years, I have been preoccupied with the idea of giving a physical form to light, shadow, and projection. These works start off as automatic drawings done with pen on paper. They are then scanned and traced to create vector drawings, translating the organic hand gestures into hard-straight lines.

Laser-cut paper pads,
  • 2013
27 x 24 cm (each) |
Edition of 2



Pavitra Wickramasinghe is a multidisciplinary artist concerned mainly with new ways of conceptualizing the moving image and conventions of seeing. Her work has been exhibited in numerous local, national, and international venues, including Chroniques, International digital arts biennial (France), Oboro (Montréal), Kunst Kraft Werk (Germany), Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery (Montréal), Yeosu International Art Festival (South Korea), Centre des Arts Enghien-les-Bains (France), Cable Factory (Finland), Centro Cultural del Matadero (Spain), and Access Gallery (Vancouver). She is the recipient of numerous residencies, awards, and grants, including Art Omi (New York), La Chambre Blanche (Québec), Pépinières européennes pour jeunes artistes (Spain), UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries Programme for Artists, Changdong Art Studio, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (South Korea), Canada Council for the Arts, and the Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Fellowship in Contemporary Art. Wickramasinghe was born in Colombo and lives and works in Tiohtiá:ke (Montréal).