Twenty year old student who completed a B.A (Hons) in Fine Arts and is currently reading for a Master of Fine Art in Digital Art at the University of Malta. Interested in painting and video installation.
My work is an ongoing journey which is constantly changing, both physically and conceptually. Throughout my early work I found a love for rendering the anatomical structure of the human figure, experimenting with print making techniques and drawing. The tactile element of paper was always very intriguing to me, ad… Read More
My work is an ongoing journey which is constantly changing, both physically and conceptually. Throughout my early work I found a love for rendering the anatomical structure of the human figure, experimenting with print making techniques and drawing. The tactile element of paper was always very intriguing to me, adding a sensitive and delicate quality to the work itself. However, as my work progressed I was in search for a more concrete concept in which my practice would flourish. This led to discovering a new love for creating digital illustrations, video and installation. Having a history in sports, mainly athletics, I lead an active lifestyle and this is reflected through my work; a constant interest in analysing movement which my body produces. I experiment with gestural drawings throughout my artistic practice; a physically challenging and active approach to painting, involving my whole body to produce movement due to the large-scale brush strokes that my work entails. The production of my work would become a ‘workout’ in itself. This personally, is an exciting and emotional take on the idea of movement, which later spun to a more mathematical approach of exploring the dissection of movement through photography. Inspired by the work of Muybridge and Marey produced in the late 1800’s, I experiment with sequential photography. A cold representation of movement, which rightly reflects my lifestyle as an athlete, a systematic strict routine and structured regime. The introduction of the Bragaglia brothers in my studies is what led to a transformation in my work; the idea of using photography to embrace blurred effects which hint traces of motion. This presented a more expressive approach to using photography for depicting movement, even leading to abstract representations of motion which in turn turned out to share characteristics to my action paintings. Self-reflection brought to my attention an underlying subject in all of my work, the female figure. As an artist I have always been intrigued by the aesthetics of the female form, and unconsciously this has been constant throughout my artistic practice whether in a direct or discrete manner. In addition, I share a fascination with pre-cinematic devices, commonly known as the roots of animation. A sequence, a collection, a dissection of movement, revealing different layers, merged with the structure of Victorian devices, often known as ‘optical toys’, which enable physical movement through physical interaction with the viewer. Read Less