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Bittersweet On The Tongue: Maltese Visual Artist Turns To Crowdfunding For His First Solo International Exhibit

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Bittersweet On The Tongue, an exhibition by Maltese-born/Ireland-based photographer and artist Domnick Sorace, hopes to mark an important step in his career, with the opportunity to introduce himself to the Irish art scene and make Malta proud with his latest project.

“Like most emerging artists I have applied for multiple funding schemes and open calls… without success,” Sorace explained.

With no funding, resources and a limited income, Domnick Sorace is relying on the kindness of people to make the exhibition possible.

 

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Sorace is a visual artist, specialising in two-dimensional works at the moment, with a desire to further progress his mediums should time and space be willing. His practice mainly focuses on photography, but he does also work with collage and paint, too.

After relocating to Ireland back in 2017, having graduated with First Class (Hons) BA in Fine Arts, he completed a work experience placement as a gallery assistant and administrator at VISUAL, one of Ireland’s leading contemporary art spaces in the heart of Carlow Town.

In 2018, he was lucky enough to become a studio member with the Complex Arts Centre in Dublin, where he was given an open space to produce new work.

He now currently works at the Irish Museum of Modern Art as a visitor engager – so basically he’s the art nerd who guides you around and knows his shit when it comes to who’s who.

The project, Bittersweet On The Tongue, is Sorace’s first attempt at a solo and international exhibit.

Hoping to showcase the work during the first week of February in 2020, the exhibit will contain a series of 18 digital photographs printed in A1 size and presented as diptychs (read: like a book, with a fold).

 

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The series will revolve around the idea of identifying universal feelings of desire and loss, the spectrum that exists between them and their union.

Developed naturally through the capturing of images within Sorace’s personal environments, he grouped together those who he is close to with their common moods and tensions, wanting something back that is lost or, still close, yet far.

 

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The tension and duality, further enhanced by the later joining of various images into the folded form of a diptych, creates a sense of ambiguity and opens a dialogue between them through their opposition. The space between the folds creates their ambivalence but still gains importances as it allows a room of viewers personal experiences to come to the forefront of it all.

Share this awesome artist’s story and get this first solo international exhibit off the ground!

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