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David Calleja (b. 1979, Malta) mainly works with three dimensional metal sculptures.

Developing a fascination for form at an early age, he was intrigued by the numerous characteristics that constitute his native island.

These elements reflect in his present creations, and influenced Calleja’s laborious method, in that he has sought to capture the multi layered aspect of his terrain. He has also been drawn to experiment with technique and in time developed an approach that merges the traditional hammering of a blacksmith with more contemporary techniques in metal art. His dedication to the applied arts reveals an ardor and a final product that conceals a preserved energy.

Calleja’s finished pieces interact with space creating form and life. For a number of years Calleja has worked with various fabrications and his inclination toward this genre of work, has gradually woven itself throughout his present work.

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