Date(s) - 06 Oct 2022 - 27 Oct 2022
Exhibition of oil paintings by Christine Porter Lofaro
Curated by Charlene Calleja (aka Xaxa Calleja)
Dates: 6 to 27 October 2022
Venue: Art Galleries of the Malta Society of Arts,
Palazzo de La Salle, 219, Republic Street, Valletta
Mondays to Fridays: 8am to 7pm
Saturdays: 9am to 1pm
Sundays & Public Holidays: Closed
Entrance is free
A solo exhibition of oil paintings which will feature a collection of contemporary realistic works by Christine Porter Lofaro.
Observations. Emotions. Narratives – Christine Porter Lofaro’s work strives to present our transitory presence in this world, its intensity and how much it matters.
The artist has always been sensitive to things of a delicate nature and to things that require special observation. Sentiments stemming from different life experiences give meaning to our existence. Christine considers this to be the essence of being human and this is what connects us all once the frivolity of our material existence is put aside. Through an exploration of objects and figures Porter Lofaro’s work seeks to offer a space where such fragile instances are brought to the forefront of our consideration. At the core of her work is human connection as a compelling and inescapable emotive bond.
The artist explores these ideas through oil paint because of its luscious texture which is both forgiving and defiant. Christine’s process stems from her own personal curiosity, she is drawn to realism but very open to experimentation and exploration.
Christine Porter Lofaro commenced her artistic formation at a young age. She attended Art classes at the Malta Government School of Art and also at the Malta Society of Arts in Valletta. She continued to develop different styles and techniques under the private tuition of Mr. Harry Alden, who was one of Bridget Riley’s students.
Along with twenty years of teaching experience, Christine holds an honours degree in Art and a Masters degree in Creativity and Innovation from the University of Malta. In 2016, she obtained a Ph.D. from the University of Sheffield (UK) with research on the impact of studio spaces on creativity and its implications for artistic practice. Christine is a full-time artist and a visiting lecturer at the University of Malta.