Art has played a central role in Fabio Borg’s life. From a young age, he studied drawing and painting at the Malta School of Art. Here he studied under the artist Anthony Calleja, who encouraged Borg’s talent. Borg spent several years in Italy, where he met various Italian artists. These were formative years for Borg. His encounters with Italian artists helped him to develop his ideas and thoughts. Further influence came from Gabriel Caruana who backed the artist’s carrier. Through Caruana’s encouragement, Borg launched his first solo exhibition at The Mill in 1999, after which he exhibited widely both in Malta and abroad. Presently, Borg is a teacher.
Borg’s subject matter studies various aspects of life. His current inspiration comes from the Maltese landscape. His compositions are characterized by bold arrangements and textured plains of earthy colour, which bring out the design background. Borg’s work captures the essence of emotions that are brought about by his particular perspective. His work places the viewer on a similar standpoint as the artist and helps the viewer to appreciate the local countryside in parallel with the artist.
The artist works from his studio, which gives him the right environment and opportunity to interpret the scene from his own perspective, giving it, its unique interpretation, without being conditioned by light and atmosphere. Borg’s preferred medium is acrylics on canvas since their fast-drying time renders them to be practical and versatile.
- Start date: December 6, 2021 9:46 pm
- End date: December 24, 2021 8:00 pm
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Published: October 31, 2021 8:45 pm
Modified: December 6, 2021 9:47 pm
Artist: Fabio Borg
Medium: Acrylics on Canvas
Dimensions: 40cm x 50cm x 3cm
This painting formed part of Borg's solo exhibition 'Revisited Memories', in March 2021