Expressive Art

An artist's expression of his thoughts through his Art, poetry and musings

19 July 2007


This is the portrait of my mother. It is how I always want to remember her. A woman who though suffered in childhood which left marks on her behaviour all her life, was still full of humour, colour and wise uncompromising counseling.
Size: 2'x3'
Medium: Acrylic

Madonna and Child

Yes, this is one of my favourites as far as 'arte povera' is concerned. What do one mean by 'arte povera'? It is art done with canny cynicism, trying to show a hidden statement, and using 'poor discarded material' found easily anywhere.
How many times did we complain about the environment? How many times did we complain about the artificiality of life as depicted by the media? We complain of hub hazard building, design. We complain of 'plastic' ideas, whitewash talk, and rubbish everywhere. I imagine all this in this image of two innocent persons, a mother and a child, who are the victims of this 'crazy' world of ours.
Wish I will have the time, the material, the keen mood of cynicism and pun again, to do so many of these. I need to express all my concern and all my feelings through this medium. Alas .....
By the way, this work was given to the Museum of Fine Arts in the eighties and I hope that when a Museum of Modern Art is opened in a dreamy future, this work will give its 'meaning' to the public again. Will I still be alive?
Mixed Media - 3'x2'

Senglea Sea Front

An art work is the result of balance of space, matching with impressive colours and internal spiritual harmony. In this work in acrylic, a fresh look is applied to the subject and
adding a baggage of personal thoughts and feelings, this product has been exhibited a few years back.
Size 20''x16''
Medium: Acrylic

16 July 2007

Valletta at Night

Well, this is a work in oils which I have finished recently. One had to place the lighting of the ramparts and their reflections on the sea and sky with care. It is an interpretation of the grand image of Valletta from the Gzira side.
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 3' x 4'

05 July 2007

Battle of the Nile

This is a hand reproduction of another work.
It is a complex work but it is quite dynamic.
Would like to do it again someday soon too, as it is a great way to decipline yourself in art.
Size: 72'' x 48''
Midium: Oils


Well, dont do much conceptual sculpture but this ceramic is one of them. It was done some years back, and I feel that I need to get into conceptual art more. We all need a bit of thinking and feeling sometimes that go well hand in hand.
Medium: Ceramics
Size: 18'' x 8'' x 10''

The politician

Well this is another dried clay work. It is one which is 'saying something'. It is a statement. One that will not go well with many, but will tell what many would want to, but dare not.
Medium: Clay
Size: 20' in diameter