Bio

Sabina Šinko bio
Born in Maribor, lives in Lendava, Slovenia. After studying art and art education, she works artistically as a painter and costume, set and puppet designer. She exhibited in Slovenia and internationally including Hungary, Austria, Serbia, Slovakia, Germany and Italy. She created visually many theater performances in Slovenia and abroad. In addition to artistic creation she is an Assistant Professor at University of Maribor. In her artistic work as a painter she focuses on painting watercolors and acrylic techniques on canvas, paper and silk. Her artistic research topics are relationships between reality and fantasy, mass and popular culture and intimacy. In the last period she react emotionally to the tragic the world phenomena such as migration, refugees and ecological disaster. She often tends to surrealism, combination of natural and artificial worlds, humans and animals. She combines elements from different sources within a single painting, influenced by her observations of peoples' daily interactions with nature she create a moving and unique portraits. They are dreamlike and theatrical, with energy that is clearly perceivable by our sense. The images are leading to imagination and comes alive for the person who looks at it. Interlacing by techniques is very obvious in her paintings. She uses traditional Chinese ink and watercolors overlays several times, while maintaining each coat to achieve airness and a watercolor effect. She works in nontraditional uncontrolled, free-flowing way often mixed on different basis. Creativity is for her a play between control and freedom where subjects display their feelings, moods and emotions. She has a particular sensitivity for techniques where color-flow reveals the subjects and forms. Ink and watercolor create abstract effects which enrich the visual impact of her work.

Solo exhibitions:
2018-Bannfy Center Lendava, Slovenia 2017-Puppet Theater Maribor, Slovenia 2016-Be?igrajska Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2016- Forrás Gallery Budapest, Hungary
2015- Gallery – Museum Lendava, Slovenia 2013 –Lenart Galery, Slovenia 2012 – Csak képek, MMIK Szombathely, Hungary 2011 – Celldömölk, Hungary 2011 – ZKPL Lendava, Slovenia 2010 – UKM Maribor, Slovenia 2006 – Orczy galéria, Budapest, Hungary 2005 – Banffy center, Lendava, Slovenia 2003 – Art Caffe, Murska Sobota, Slovenia 2002 – Synagogue Lendava, Slovenia 2001 – Gallery in Castle Murska Sobota, Slovenia 2001 – Tulpika hram Lendava, Slovenia 2001 – Embassy of the Republic of Hungary, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Group exhibitions
2017– International Ex Tempore, Gro?njan, Croatia
2016– International Ex Tempore, Mestna galerija Piran, Slovenia
2016– International painting Ex tempore Ptuj, Slovenia
2016- The Mirror of the Soul Ogledalo duše: Lendava’s Fine Artists in Várnegyed Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
2016-Pillérek : Exhibition in Képtár Gallery, Szombathely, Hungary
2015– Internattional Ex Tempore, Gro?njan, Croatia
2015– Internattional Ex Tempore, Mestna galerija Piran, Slovenia
2014– Internattional Ex Tempore, Mestna galerija Piran 2014– Internattional Ex Tempore, Gro?njan, Istria 2014 -touring exhibition of Lendava’s Fine Artists in Italy (Location: Palazzo Cecchini, Piazza Cecchini 27, 33075 Cordovado, Italy 2014 – Kunstmese Berlin, Bagl Art Affair, Germany 2013– Ex Tempore, Mestna galerija Piran 2013 – Exhibition of Lendava’s Fine Artists, Magyar ház, Buapest, Hunmgary 2013 - Dall'acqua nasce l'anima : mostra internazionale d'arte contemporanea, Palazzo Gallio, Gravedona 2013 – quadriART, Eagl Gallery Berlin, Germany 2013 - International painting Ex tempore Ptuj, Slovenia 2012 - Exhibition of art works by artist from Lendava, Magyar ház, Pecs, Hungary 2012 - Exhibition of art works by artist from Lendava, Keszthely, Hungary 2012 - International painting Ex tempore Ptuj, Slovenia 2011 - XLVI. International painting Ex tempore Piran, Slovenia 2011 - International painting Ex tempore Ptuj, Slovenia 2010 - Bačka Topola, Serbia 2010 - Mura Region Hungarian contemporary art, Dobó Tihamér Képtár, Magyarkanizsa, Serbia 2004 - Slovenia - our neighbors! Art and economy in the new EU countries: Paintings anSculptures,St. Florian,Schlosstaverne Rohrbach, Weistrach,Austria

Prizes
2016- 23. International Painting Ex Tempore Gro?njan, Croatia, 3rd prize 2016-- LI. International Painting. Ex Tempore Piran, Slovenia: Prize for the Work on Paper 2016- International Painting Ex Tempore Ptuj, Slovenia: Big wining prize 2012 - International Painting Ex Tempore Ptuj, Slovenia: Big wining prize 2011 - XLVI. International Painting. Ex Tempore Piran, Slovenia: Prize for the best Watercolor 2011 - International Painting Ex Tempore Ptuj, Slovenia: Small wining prize