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Skaii de Vega is a Malaysian born artist that formed her artistic career in Belgium.

Currently Skaii is based on the beautiful island of Langkawi, Malaysia where she has her atelier and in parallel pioneering a sustainable development project. To know more, please visit  www.kanshalife.org

Education:

2011 - 2018: Autodidact
2018 - 2019: Apprentice with Master Semyon Bilmes, Atelier Maui – Fine Arts Academy, Hawaii USA

About my artistic process

I work mainly with oils and my sculptures, from natural and reclaimed materials. My preferred way to access the surrealistic visionary realm is the method of waiting for the muse to speak to me, whether it’s in a spark of a creative idea, a meditation, or a dream. I write or draw a rough sketch of the vision that comes to me, and then create it into reality throughout the next couple of months.

A deeper need to transcend myself and go beyond the respectable mold, brings me to reflect on my own perceptions of life, how society behaves in todays’ world, and how the universe reflects itself, manifesting physicality in relation to our pre-conceived expectations. My work lies comfortably in between Freudian and Jungian understanding, both surrealistic and visionary, a mixture of archetypal symbolism, infused with a higher purpose, transcendence, telling the humanistic story of awakenings, evolution and metamorphosis.

Awards and Prizes

  •   Belgian emerging artist prize 2016 -  Ministry of Culture of Flanders 

  •   Visual Art Open, UK & International Emerging Artist prize, 2017

  •   SEAF Art Award 2018, 2nd Place, USA

Private Collections

Around 20 of my works are currently held within private collections in Belgium, Switzerland, US, Spain and Turkey.

Bibliography

  •  Bruxelles Culture Magazine March 2019

  •  Artsy Magazine March 2018

  •  Eccentric Magazine December 2017

  •  Bello Magazine July 2017

  •  Bello Magazine Cover January 2017

  •  Destreekrant Newspaper Article 2016

  •   Maison Druout Collectors Edition 2016

  •  Contemporary Art of Excellence 2nd edition 2015

  •   Artistiek Talent Magazine, September 2015

Published Book

Wild Woman - 2016

Teaching & Art-education

  • 2020 - Founder of  The Kanshalife Project: a community driven artistic space and eco-retreat in Langkawi, Malaysia. FB: KanshalifespaceIG: Kansha.lifespace

  • 2020 - Surrealist Art Workshops at Langkawi, Malaysia

  • 2016 – 2019 Surrealist Art Workshops in Belgium and France

 

 - Complete portfolio of exhibitions (paintings and sculptures)

Brussels, Kuala Lumpur, Miami, Hawaii, Los Angeles, Gent, South Africa, ..

 

2019-2021

  • -  Group Exhibition at 13 Senses Gallery, Knokke, Belgium

  • -  Exhibition at La Plage, Knokke, Belgium

  • -  Group Exhibition at Espace Art Gallerie, Brussels, Belgium

  • -  Exhibition at INDUSTRYS, Belgium

  • -  Exhibition at Greenleaf Diamond , Hawaii, USA

  • -  Group Exhibition Bill Wyland Galleries, Hawaii, USA

  • -  Group Exhibition with Artwing Gallery, Brussels

  • -  Group Exhibition at Cohle Gallerie, Paris, France

  • -  Group Exhibition at ART PARIS, France

  • -  Private Showing at the Skaiipad, Brussels, Belgium

  • -  Group Exhibition with Artwing Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

  • -  Group Exhibition Contemporary Art Fair, Brussels, Belgium

  • -  Group Exhibition with Centre Artistes Talentuex, Gent, Belgium

  • -  Group Exhibition EA Gallery Brussels, Belgium

  • -  Group Exhibition at Atelier 82, Knokke, Belgium

  • -  Art installation at The Afrika Burn, South Africa

2016-2018

  • -  Wild Woman Solo Exhibition at Eccentric Fair, Knokke, Belgium

  • -  LIMITLESS Solo Exhibition, a retrospective at the C.A.T Artspace, Gent, Belgium

  • -  Group Exhibition Art- Troc Namur, Belgium

  • -  Group Exhibition and 2nd place Award at the Erotic Art Festival, Seattle, USA

  • -  Group Exhibition with Artwing Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

  • -  Art Retreat Prix and group exhibition at Maison Culturel El-hajeb, Marocco 

  • -  Solo Exhibition at the MINI COOPER Clubman Launch, Brussels, Belgium

  • -  Group Exhibition Parcours D’artistes Grez Doiceau, Belgium

  • -  Malaysia – China Gala Soiree Group Exhibition, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

  • -  Solo Exhibition at Eccentric Fair, Knokke, Belgium

  • -  Private Showing at Royal Bercuit Golf Club, Wallonia, Belgium

  • -  Auction Sale at Maison Rossini, Paris, France

  • -  Group exhibition at Maison Druout, Paris, France

2014

2012-2015

  • - Featured artwork on Emerging Artist Billboard, ART BASEL, Miami, USA

  • -  Group Exhibition at Art- Troc, Brussels, Belgium

  • -  Group Exhibition Orient Art Fair, Belgium

  • -  Group Exhibition Le Loft Magique, Belgium

  • -  Parcours d’artistes Grez Doiceau, Wallonia Belgium

  • -  Group Exhibition Art- Troc , Namur, Belgium

  • Parcours d’artistes Orp-Jauche, Belgium