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Abstract art with cardboard shapes exhibited at St Joseph Home

Vincent Borg started attending the Malta School of Art when he reached retirement age. The beauty of non-painted images such as mosaic, prints and veneered marble work fascinates him. He is attracted to abstract art, particularly geometric abstract.

Some years ago, while doing research for a school project, he was struck by the works of the major exponents of the Russian avant-garde movements Suprematism and Constructivism, that marked the beginning of the 20th century.

During the last months his endeavours were mainly focused on developing abstract images characterised by geometric shapes, hard edges and flat colours.

During the last summer break, he worked on a visual project of his own. The project’s aim was to create a number of non-painted abstract images using veneered coloured cardboard shapes.

The project-works, forty in number, will be exhibited at St Joseph Home, High Road, Santa Venera from the 10th to 15th January, except Saturday afternoon and Sunday.

Visitors can appreciate how the abstract images exhibited were developed and how the potential of this particular medium was explored. As an art student, Vincent’s earnest desire is to discover the viewers’ reactions to the works.

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