The beauty of non-painted images

Vincent Borg started attending the Malta School of Art when he reached retirement age.

He is fascinated by the beauty of non-painted images such as mosaic, prints and veneered marble tombstones and 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 past few months, his endeavours were mainly focused on developing abstract images characterised by geometric shapes, hard edges and flat colours. Last summer, 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 – 40 in number – will be exhibited at St Joseph Home, High Road, Santa Venera from the 10th to the 15th January, except Saturday afternoon and Sunday.

Visitors will be able to 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’ reaction to the works.