Monday, July 30, 2007

Brag IV

Chiesa degli Artisti (one on left) - piazza del Popolo

Today i recieved some good news. Finally i have the dates for my exhibition at the Chiesa degli Artisti, Piazza del popolo, Rome. It will be held during the first couple of weeks of October 2008. So, in fourteen months time i shall be exhibiting in the eternal city. For those of you who think that 14 months is a long time, let me assure you it is not. This means that I have to prepare 3 paitings a month for the next 10 months, without counting the works i still have to prepare for my upcoming exhibition which will be held on the 29th of September 2007, Art...e, Gozo.

I rarely mention people on this blog but today i have to make an exception. I have to thank Stefania Marassi and Alberto Palmieri for their help in making this exhibition possible. Without their contribution the exhibition in Rome would not materialise. Thanks guys, much obliged.

Monday, July 09, 2007

View from Studio

The photo above is the view i have from my studio. It is the back of Naxxar church. Naxxar is the village where i work and live. The image below i my interpretation of that view.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Brag III

Today, during the opening of the Giuseppe Garibaldi Exhibition organised by the Italian Cultural Institute and inaugurated by the President of Malta Edward Fenech Adami. I have been awarded the Intercontinental Award. Over 80 pieces of art took part in the competition and my ‘Giuseppe’ was one of the five winners. The Exhibition, which is being held at the Institute’s premises, St. George’s Square, Valletta (in front of parliament palace), will be open until the 31st of July 2007. Those of you who would like to visit the exhibition can also vote for the paintings for a special award.


Giuseppe - acrylic on canvas - 100x70cm

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

just a thought

Internet is a strange world. Those who believe that the internet is a virtual reality are greatly mistaken. It is an alternate reality, but as real as it could be. Lately I realised that there are a number of people, which follow my work, and I follow theirs, which strangely enough I have never met but consider them as friends. A circle of contacts, whose interests are varied, live hundreds of kilometres away, but still keep in touch with them regularly. When I think about it, I find it quite weird.

This weekend I wanted to comment on a number of things but did not find the time. The new(?) hospital that took 17 years to build, the death of 5 persons at the fireworks factory explosion, terrorism attacks in London….quite a busy few days.

The problem is that in 3 months time I will have an exhibition in Gozo followed by another exhibition 6 months later in Rome and so all the spare time (and not) I have, I am dedicating to painting.

Here’s my latest