Monday, November 26, 2007

Two Harbours - James Vella Clark

Two Harbours is the title e of the main paintings in this forthcoming exhibition. it represent the two selves – our personality as people around us se us and the personality within….the real ‘us’ that we choose to keep to ourselves…..James Vella Clark

Last week saw the opening of James’ latest exhibition titled Two Harbours. I had the opportunity to visit the exhibition during a preview, which gave me time and space to appreciate and mentally digest what I was seeing. I found the artworks quite impressive and the experience stimulating.

Vella Clark, born in 1975, is arguably one of Malta’s leading young painters. His work seeks to capture the essence of traditional Maltese architecture and the rural Mediterranean landscape through an expressionist yet very personal interpretation. Joy, passion, solitude and fear are as much the subject of his paintings as are the narrow streets, the traditional village skyline, rooftops and houses – so that what the scene looks like is still inseparable from what it evokes. James’ landscapes are fast gaining an abstract dimension and yet, the sky still plays an important role in capturing and conveying a whole spectrum of contrasting emotions and states of mind.

This is an exhibition worth visiting, definitely not to be missed.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

well, actually - it was nothing new. the same old churches, sea, boxes, like we got stuck into some sort of post pseudo-cubist phase.

Anonymous said...

sadly i agree with the first post. very disappointed indeed, was expecting SOME kind of change. instead - same old,same old. move on mr clark.

Anonymous said...

Went and was totally gob-smacked! Are we meant to be impressed by the repeated, slightly varied forms of this copycat's work? Come on, please, everybody just wake up and smell the coffee!! When are you all going to admit to yourselves that this is nothing but a self fulfilled prophecy? When are we going to see something new from this guy?

Rupert Cefai said...

well if 'all' of you are convinced with what you're saying, why don't you just sign your name?

the policy of this blog is to never censor anyone, but the least you could when 'criticizing' someone is to own your comments. just posting demeaning comments does not really encourage artistic discourse.

Anonymous said...

well maybe cos this island isn't big enough to accommodate what you are requesting......