Paul Stellini exhibition opens this weekend at Heart of Gozo museum
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‘New Works’ is an exhibition of the latest drawings and paintings by Paul Stellini which will be taking place in the foyer of Il-Hagar| Heart of Gozo museum premises at St.George’s Square, Victoria, Gozo.
Once again, Stellini is presenting a set of local landscapes, the thematic subject he mostly excels in and which has become synonymous with his name.
The exhibition will include typical Gozitan scenery with a particular focus on the architectural characteristics of the sister island, villagescapes expressing the closely knit cores of the local villages and the customs associated with these areas, as well as boatscapes.
However, these themes are developed and rendered in Stellini’s own personalised and distinctive style. Adopting a mixed media approach in his practice, Paul utilises an interesting combination of swirly and freely applied acrylic paint superimposed by graphic drawn geometric shapes, forms and outlines in pen and marker, thus creating a unique fusion of the impressionist and semi abstract techniques.
Using bold and warm Mediterranean colours or playing with monochromatic tones of grey, Paul always tries to project in his works an atmospheric feel and experience; this while still retaining a strong sense of aesthetic beauty and simplicity in all his works.
Paul A. Stellini was born in Sydney, Australia but returned with his family to their native island of Gozo when he was four years old.
Mr. Stellini studied drawing under the tuition of renowned Gozitan artist Paul Camilleri Cauchi as well as design with Anthony Calleja.
In 2005 he graduated from the Art’s Institute in New York after reading for a bachelor’s degree in Interior Design.
Currently he teaches graphical communications at the Agius de Soldanis Girls Junior Lyceum and art at the Wistin Camilleri, Gozo Centre for Arts and Crafts.
His works can be found in private collections all around the globe. Some of his works can be found in the private collections of the English soccer stars Michael Owen, Phil Neal and David Fairclough and Irish actor Gabriel Byrne.
Besides being an artist, Mr Stellini is also an interior designer and has carried out endless tasks for local restaurants and businesses and even private homes.
Over the years Paul Stellini has also been commissioned to carry out artist’s impressions and designs for various landscaping and embellishment projects around the Island of Gozo. His latest project was the interior design of the Gozo Channel Mgarr Terminal.
The Minister for Gozo, Dr. Anton Refalo, will officially open the exhibition on Saturday, the 9th of August. It will then be open for the public between Sunday, the 10th of August and Friday, the 5th of September, Monday to Sunday: 9.00am to 5.30pm.
The Museum extends an invitation to the public to attend and view the exhibition which is free of charge.