When it comes to art, many people tend to forget that every work is heavily influenced by the creator and their lived experiences. Sure, anyone with a hint of talent could paint a landscape, but it’s the story and the meaning behind each piece that truly separates the grain from the husk.
And these two young Maltese artists have exactly what it takes to transport their work to that next level
Emma Fsadni is Belgian-born contemporary artist whose “work addresses contemporary ideas and conflicts concentrated around society’s superficiality and constructed realities”.
With experience in many London galleries and local exhibitions, Emma has managed to curate a style which explores themes of “idealization, habits, perception and identity” in a minimalistic manner.
Martina Camilleri is an artist who takes inspiration from lived experiences to create visual beauties tackling “ever-evolving concepts and contextual influences”. Her extensive experience around Malta and Sicily over the years has gifted her with a unique range of socially engaging pieces that showcase her love of activism and skill as an artist.
If you’d love to check out these two artists’ work, this week is the perfect opportunity
The pair recently joined forces to create a contemporary exhibition called Displacing. The collaborative effort is an evolution of a masterclass held by local artist Ceasar Attard where they were asked to observe and take inspiration from everyday experiences. This show moves beyond the ideas of that class and delves into themes of “sensation, preparatory routines and the physicality of emotions through materiality”.
Apart from this, there will also be individual collections on display by each artist, consisting of a series of prints and three paintings by Emma Fsadni and In/Direct, by Martina Camilleri, which is a collection of interactive sculptures.
Displacing kicked off last Friday and will run up to this Friday 21st June at Valletta’s Splendid in Strait Street. It’ll be open from 10am to 2pm in the mornings, and 4pm to 8pm in the evenings.
For more information on Fsadni and Camilleri’s artistic collab, check out the Facebook event page here.