BOV supports Henry Alamango’s exhibition ‘Points of View’
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Bank of Valletta is once again supporting an exhibition by Maltese contemporary artist Henry Alamango. The solo exhibition, ‘Points of View,’ brings together a total of 25 works which will be on display at the Banca Giuratale in Independence Square, Victoria, Gozo. During a meeting with the artist, Stephanie Agius, from Marketing and PR at Bank of Valletta commented on Mr Alamango’s works. “Bank of Valletta remains committed towards the local arts and we are pleased to be once again supporting Mr Alamango’s exhibition. Henry Alamango is an established Maltese artist whose art is rooted in his love of all things Mediterranean with strong impressions of the Maltese islands, the stone and sea and the abundance of warm lights that characterise his works.
In showing his appreciation for the Bank’s support, the artist, Mr Alamango gave a brief explanation of his background, inspirations and how this exhibition developed “These paintings are a reflection of my love for the outdoors. We are surrounded by natural beauty and this environment provides me with a wide array of options through which I attempt to compose a visual depiction; capturing the scenery whilst becoming part of this myself.”
Henry Alamango is a self-taught artist who has forever loved to transfer, through paint onto paper, the love of nature that is etched in his upbringing. However, it was not until relatively recently that he has thrown himself into the art-scene, with a little discipline and a lot of enthusiasm.
Whilst Henry has travelled widely and loves to paint during his brief trips to Africa, the Caribbean and the East, his representational art is rooted in a love of all things Mediterranean, with particularly strong impressions of the Maltese Islands. Warm Mediterranean light and stone, cobalt seas and an abundance of colourful paraphernalia are profusely represented in his paintings. Watercolour remains the artist’s primary medium. The difficulty in mastering this technique is rewarded by the atmospherics, the diffusion of light and the soft tones that convey a serenity throughout much of his art. On the other hand, Henry is also committed to incorporating other media or using these exclUSively to better convey the character of the subject or theme being represented. Hence his more recent forays into inks, acrylics, pastel and gesso, with occasional touches of gouache.
The Culture Section at the Ministry for Gozo has once again collaborated with the artist in organising this annual exhibition which will be open until the 27th of November.