Nap (part 2)


Current bid: €500.00

  • The Artist: MARIA BORG

    Maria Borg (b. 1993) is a Maltese visual artist working primarily in figurative oil paintings. She gives a lot of importance to the studio practice; the act of exploration, through which one fails, succeeds and learns.
    For her, being a painter means spending a lot of time indoors, looking at things through an obsessive, almost surgical lens. She applies this obsession with texture and form onto domestic, often mundane objects. Her work encourages people to look at these objects with a painterly eye; the shape and its irregularity, the texture, and the invitation to touch.

    Maria lives and works in Malta, spreading her time between teaching art and her studio practice. Maria Borg graduated with a bachelor’s degree in fine art in 2014. She has taken part in local collective exhibitions and has attended a residency in Newburgh, Scotland. Her first solo exhibition ‘homebody’ has taken place at MUŻA - The Malta National Community Art Museum in January 2021. She followed this show with her most recent exhibition; 'Touch Me', which took place at the Malta Society of Arts, Valletta.

  • Start date: December 6, 2021 9:16 pm
  • End date: December 24, 2021 8:00 pm
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  • Published: November 1, 2021 9:02 pm
  • Modified: December 6, 2021 9:16 pm


Artist: Maria Borg

Year: 2019

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Framed: No

Dimensions: 77cm x 104cm x 3cm

This painting is part of a series titled 'Touch Me'. The idea of absence through presence is an important running theme in the series of work. This theme is explored through mundane objects, such as pillows and sheets, which, even though are inanimate objects, are heavy with the presence of those who interacted with them. The paintings are full of humanity and emotion, despite not having a human in them. They are traces, unfinished chapters… words or sentences out of an essay.