The exhibition iMprint IV will be held between 9 and 30 November 2019 at the Upper Galleries of the Malta Society of Arts in Valletta.
iMprint exists to disseminate appreciation and awareness of original printmaking as an artistic medium. It has established itself as Malta’s only exhibition dedicated to showcasing original prints by some of the best Maltese artists and foreign printmakers. Founded by Mr Jesmond Vassallo in 2013, iMprint has now become a biennial appointment which is eagerly awaited by Malta’s artists and public.
This year’s edition, curated by Dr Christian Attard is proud to present a selection of etchings made by two very important artists, namely, Frank Portelli and Horst Janssen. Portelli is well known for his Cubist-like images, his deep spirituality and his heartfelt melancholy that permeates most of his images. Janssen was an immensely talented German graphic artist whose images, possibly typical of many Northern artists, tackle themes such as portraiture, the erotic and death. Over 30 works by Horst Janssen will be exhibited. His work is enigmatic and unique.
Janssen and Portelli are joined by 28 contemporary artists who are all intimately linked with Malta, either through their national status or simply because they made Malta their second home.