Clint Calleja’s (1983) recent artworks deal with the theme of collective and personal memory. Calleja is inspired by the recollection of past events, and how they shape us as a person and as a society. Memories can vary from fond ones to traumatic ones and remain imprinted in a scattered and blurry state in the consciousness. This state is reflected in the technique used in most of Calleja’s work, where various images are layered on top of each other, constantly manipulating them by erasing and adding more layers. This manipulation of layers is associated with the play of memories in our consciousness.
The APS Mdina Cathedral Contemporary Art Biennale – ‘The Mediterranean: A Sea of Conflicting Spiritualities’
Mdina Cathedral Museum, Archbishop Square, Mdina.
13 November 2017 – 7 January 2018
Malta Stock Exchange Art Exhibition
10 March 2017 – 21 April 2017