Local artist Ray Piscopo has announced two exhibitions featuring his latest works that explore the abstract rhythms in nature.
Engineer/artist Ray Piscopo, who found fame in the local and international art scenes through his distinctive representation of the world around him, will host a two-part series that will take place at the Banca Giuratale in Gozo between the 7th and 28th December, and at the Cavalieri Art Hotel in St Julian’s between the 12th December and the 13th January.
Entitled Abstract Rhythms in Nature, these two exhibitions aim to explore the subject through a simple, pictorial language that transforms and transcends nature, giving everyday objects, natural scenes and people a geometrically complex but easily interpreting nature.
“I’ve been working on the material for these two exhibitions for over a year now, and I’m incredibly pleased with the outcome,” says Mr Piscopo, who on top of being an artist himself, curates the highly successful Artist of the Month series at the Orange Grove Art Café within the Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa in Attard.
The first part of the exhibition consists of 12 large canvases representing the Cittadella panorama and other figurative themes, while the second part consists of 15 large canvasses with figurative themes, along with 10 smaller sized abstracts.
Then, on the closure of the first part of the exhibition, the canvases on display at the Banca Giuratale will be transferred to the Cavalieri Art Hotel to unite the two distinct yet complementing ideologies.
Mr Piscopo’s roots in the world of art can be traced back to the early 1970s, when he was tutored by one of Malta’s most renowned artists, Antoine Camilleri. Since then, Mr Piscopo has served as a member of the Healing Arts Committee through the Foundation for Medical Services, and his paintings can be found in private art collections in Italy, Ireland, England, Norway, Australia, the USA, France and Malta.
“I’m also very proud to announce that the Minister for Gozo, Dr Anton Refalo, is expected to inaugurate the exhibition in Gozo, while President Emeritus, HE Dr George Abela, will do the honours at the Cavalieri Art Hotel,” Mr Piscopo concludes.
Anyone who loves Maltese traditions and nature as well as art lovers, culture vultures and art collectors are encouraged to visit these two exhibitions.
For more information on Ray Piscopo, please visit his official website.