Kevin Sciberras

Kevin Sciberras (b. 1978) started his formal artistic education at the Malta Society of Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce. He continued his studies under Charles Cassar and later furthered his studies under the supervision of Harry Alden. He also studied drawing and painting at the Malta Government School of Art in Valletta under Joseph Micallef and Tony Sciberras. Kevin also holds a B.A (Hons) & M.A in History of Art from the University of Malta. He has participated in various art exhibitions in Malta and abroad and held three solo exhibitions.

Kevin Sciberras is best known for his paintings of Maltese architectural landmarks.  He is mainly inspired by his physical surroundings but his urban-scapes are completely devoid of figures. In addition to his Maltese iconic spaces, he paints portraits and figures but his figurative works form a separate part of his artistic output. Through his art we perceive familiar places in a whole new way. Each work brings a sublime light into his iconic landmarks. His subjects are filled with energy and light. The energy is found in the visible brushstrokes and the rich layers of paint. Diluted acrylic paint allows him to use very thin washes of layered surfaces of transparent veils. The layers of paint are applied in glazes to allow the light to radiate from within the painting. Consistent throughout is the distinctive diagonal hatching and the planes of light intersecting and overlapping each other. He allows his subjects to fade away into gestural strokes and brilliant highlights that define his style. He lets his emotions dictate his use of colour and the strength of his brushstrokes.

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