Event: Maria Borg exhibition at the Malta Society of Arts
Date: Between 3 and 24 June 2021
Venue: Malta Society of Arts’ (MSA); Palazzo de La Salle in Valletta
The young talented artist’s highly personal solo exhibition opens at Palazzo de La Salle on 3 June 2021
Maltese visual artist Maria Borg’s second solo exhibition, featuring a series of 23 works, will open at the Malta Society of Arts’ (MSA) seat Palazzo de La Salle in Valletta between 3 and 24 June 2021. This series of oil paintings, titled Touch Me after one of the works, is very personal for the artist, depicting textures of fabrics and bed sheets with all their different connotations. Through her works, Borg explores themes like absence through presence, longing and loss.
The exhibition has been in the making for over two years. Borg started painting again after a long period of inactivity. “In many ways, I feel that the unproductive time helped fuel and push me to work as hard as I could once I got the opportunity to start painting again,” she reveals. “The act of painting itself is a vital aspect of the work. I am very intrigued by different textures and what they connote, and the challenge of painting them. I explored various materials: patterned, reflective and soft fabrics. The act of painting these materials is an important layer in itself, while another layer is what the work depicts; the objects, words and phrases.”
Fenech describes the artist as “an extremely talented young artist, whose art is a genuine expression of emotion and intellect. Her style is original and very personal. Visiting this exhibition should feel like glimpsing inside a person’s internal life.”