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FABIO BORG

Art has played a central role in Fabio Borg’s life. From a young age, he studied drawing and painting at the Malta School of Art. Here he studied under the artist Anthony Calleja, who encouraged Borg’s talent. Later he pursued graphic design and worked as an art director. Borg spent several years in Italy, where he met various Italian artists. These were formative years for Borg. His encounters with Italian artists helped him to develop his ideas and thoughts. Further influence came from Gabriel Caruana who backed the artist’s carrier. Through Caruana’s encouragement Borg launched his first solo exhibition at The Mill in 1999, after which he exhibited widely both in Malta and abroad.  Presently, Borg is a teacher.

Borg’s subject matter studies various aspects of life. His current inspiration comes from the Maltese landscape, as he believes that this beauty is not appreciated enough. The fear of losing the Maltese countryside to development has inspired the artist into developing a distinct style. His compositions are characterized by bold arrangements and textured plains of earthy colour, which bring out the design background. Borg’s work captures the essence of emotions which are brought about by his particular perspective. His work places the viewer on a similar standpoint as the artist and helps the viewer to appreciate the local countryside in parallel with the artist. 

 

The artist works from his studio, which gives him the right environment and opportunity to interpret the scene from his own perspective, giving it, its unique interpretation, without being conditioned by light and atmosphere. Borg’s preferred medium is acrylics on canvas since their fast-drying time renders them to be practical and versatile.

 


Solo Exhibitions:

2021 – ‘Revisited Memories’ – Desko Gallery, Valletta

2011 – ‘Without Oars’ – Restorante Capo Tavola, Marsascala
2008 – ‘Evolving Moments’ – Gallery Last Touch, Mosta
2005 – ‘Extracts’ – Banca Giuratale Victoria Gozo
2004 – ‘Emotions and Passion’ – National Museum Of Fine Arts, Valletta
1999 – ‘SnapShots’ – The Mill, Birkirkara

 

Collective Exhibitions:

2021 – Coming Out, M.A.D.S. Gallery, Milan - Italy

2020 – Indoors, Desko Gallery, Valletta

2009 – Heritage Art Exhibition: Flimkien ghal ambjent ahjar – Casino Maltese, Valletta
2009 – ‘Rotta ta’ l-Arti’- 45th Anniversary of the Maltese Independence – Pieta’
2009 – ‘Square Exhibition’ – No.68 St. Lucy Street – Valletta
2008 – ‘Sapiente Pulchritudo – Spirituality and Art in the Cloister’ – St.Augustine Convent – Rabat
2008 – ‘Unita’ – Marsascala Annual Art Exhibition – Marsascala
2007 – ‘Dun Gorg minn idejn l-artist’- organised by the Society of Christian Doctrine at the Motherhouse – Blata l-Bajda
2007 – ‘Sekwenza’- Portrait interpretation orgainised for The Notte Bianca at MCC -Valletta
2007 – ‘2nd Arts Directory Exhibition’- Malta Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce – Valletta
2007 – ‘Rotta ta’ l-Arti’- 43nd Anniversary of the Maltese Independence – Mdina
2007 – ‘Glorious Gozo: Artists of Our Times’ – The Hilton, Portomaso
2007 – ‘Unita’ – Marsascala Annual Art Exhibition
2007 – ‘ArtClub 2000 Art Exhition’ – Solana Hotel and Mdina Local Council
2007 – ‘Sixth Biennale of Contemporary Christian Art’ – Cathedral Museum, Mdina
2006 – ‘Rotta ta’l-Arti’ – 42nd Anniversary of the Maltese Independence, Mdina
2006 – ‘In Vinculus’ – Birzebbugia Annual Art Exhibition
2006 – ‘Unita’ – Marsascala Annual Art Exhibition
2006 – ‘Art Directory Exhibition’ – Pheonix Buildings
2006 – ‘The Joy of Easter’ – The Hilton, Portomaso
2005 – ‘Revelations’ – Ir-razzett l-Antik – Qormi
2005 – ‘The Eucharist’ – The Seminary Tal-Virtu’ Rabat and at the Wignacourt Museum, Rabat.
2004 – ‘Revelations’ – Castille Wine Vaults, Valletta
2004 – University of Malta 2004 – ‘Operart’ – Manuel Theatre, Valletta
2003 – ‘Touched’ – Mdina 2003 – Ir-razzett l-Antik – Qormi
1999 – Antique Fair, Trade Fair Grounds, Naxxar
1999 – Trade Fair Grounds, Naxxar