Thomas Monahan

Fine Art

Olga Sinclair

Olga Sinclair (1957-)

Throughout her career, an interest in figuration has been constant, particularly as it pertains to the human figure and still life painting. As the Mexican historian and art critic José Manuel Springer noted, “the thirty years old Olga Sinclair crosses the line that separates the good artist from the Master,” and continues, “she has walked different roads that have taken her from figures to abstraction, returned to the figure with historic character and back to experimentation with pictorial space. She has a formalistic part of European character, more focused towards plastic experimentation and art concept. She synthesizes both moments”

Born in Panama, Olga Sinclair’s first art lessons began with her father, painter Alfredo Sinclair, but by 1976 she began more formal studies at the School of Applied Arts and Works in Madrid. This was followed with more educational training at Santa Maria la Antigua University, Panama, where she studied interior design. At age eighteen she held her first individual exhibition in Panama.
In the mid 1980’s she returned to Europe, resuming studies in London, before traveling back to South America; first to Bolivia, where she was Cultural Attaché to the Panamanian Embassy, and later to Jakarta, Indonesia, where her two daughters, Natasha and Suzanna, were born. Since 1994 Olga and her family have resided in Panama.

A selection of works