‘Outset’ – Exhibition by Steve Sciberras and Massimo Dimech
Curated by Marika Azzopardi
‘Outset’ is a joint art exhibition by two artists, taking place at the Malta Society of Arts. The exhibition introduces two new Maltese artists to the public, as they present an interesting selection of oil paintings depicting two common themes.
Both chose to concentrate on Maltese landscape and flora, uniquely utilising oils for their works. However Dimech’s and Sciberras’s approach to painting is distinctly different.
Massimo Dimech, who has been painting since his teenage years, trained at MCAST Art and Design, and at the Malta School of Art. His paintings have a high level of detail, reflecting intricacy and focus. His works exude calm and intimacy, a sense of quiet and serenity. This is further reflected by Dimech’s preferred colour palette which is muted yet fresh.
Steve Sciberras began painting during his school years, and has trained at the Malta School of Art. Relying on the versatility and texture of oils, he approaches painting in a spontaneous manner, with vivid brushstrokes and a vigorous hand. Sciberras’s colour scheme is lively, solar and bright, so that his works carry a nonchalance that distinguishes them significantly.
‘Outset’ which is being curated by Marika Azzopardi, will be showing at the MSA’s Art Galleries in Palazzo de La Salle, 219 Republic Street, Valletta, from 14 April – 4 May 2023. The exhibition will be open to the public Monday – Friday 09.00 – 19.00, Saturdays 09.00 – 13.00.