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"Variations" Exhibition at Le Méridien Malta

Two Maltese artists, Paul Galea and Carmel Bonello, show their latest works.

St Julians, Malta, November 14, 2009 --( Maltese artists Paul Galea and Carmel Bonello are currently showing works with the theme "Variations" at the main exhibition space outside the Business Centre at Le Méridien St Julians Hotel & Spa in Malta.

Paul Galea’s works are an appreciation of our everyday surroundings bathed in a coloured beauty that may often be missed by the common eye. The environment that enveloped his native town, Rabat, particularly the pure countryside that surrounded his childhood residence, was the foundation stone of his artistic life. Landscapes and local themes remained his favourite subjects even as he matured as an artist. Galea’s selection of works in the "Variations" art exhibition limits itself to Maltese scenes, often with a sense of hidden nostalgia in the interpretation of paintings depicting old, abandoned buildings or even dilapidated ones. Galea attended lessons in painting at the School of Art and graphics at the School of Art and Design. Ranging in size from miniatures to stage scenes, his portfolio includes numerous works executed in different media, mainly in oil and acrylics, which can be found in various collections in Malta and abroad.

Carmel Bonello studied art at the School of Art and has a diploma in fine art. An ardent expressionist, he also executes figures, faces and abstract drawings. He is influenced by Picasso. He also uses discards and links these objects into art. Using smooth circular movements, he can also compose very serene, Madonna and Child figures. A few brush strokes can evoke a mood, an atmosphere. Bonello is bold and forceful, spreading his depiction of urban and rural local scenes with gusto, encompassing them in a graphic design, and giving them an aura of his expressionist fervour. The artist has held several solo exhibitions in Malta and abroad. Many of his works are found in public spaces and private collections and abroad, especially in France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the United States. He will be exhibiting both abstract art and his Madonna portraits.

"Variations" is being curated by Joe D. Hamilton and is open until 26 November.

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Le Meridien St Julians Hotel & Spa
Ludivine Bendotti
+356 2311 0000

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