163rd Artist Meeting
George Preca - Painter
The artist is a romantic expressionist. He expresses the psychic moods of fictional characters and in a touching and felt manner evokes mood, atmosphere, emotion and sentiment conveyed by places, people and events. His vision is metaphysical, surreal and naïve. He loves life and caresses humanity with his brush.
Strong, bold and vigorous; at times gentle, delicate and elegant George Preca (1958-) is an incurable Expressionist. His expression overflows with emotion, an outpouring of sentiment and feeling tinged with pathos and empathy for humanity travelling the same path he treads, facing the same vicissitudes, his way of life, his philosophy. He does not paint what the eye sees but what the mind perceives though he is purely figurative with a keen sense of the surreal, naive and metaphysical.
His choice of subject or theme though common hides patient reflection and deep contemplation. Surface texture is only a subtle veneer for deeper emotion and feeling. His work might hide deep research into the human psyche by a language of symbols.
His work is not about physical reality though tangible and material. It is about thought and intellect. He might work spontaneously and fast but after lengthy reflection and meditation.
His subjects vary from sacred art to profane, from still life to landscape, from fictional male to female portraits, to horses, to lush trees and woods, to everyday themes, to moods and sentiments. George is an eclectic and studies the masters.
He is much indebted to his near relative George Preca (1909-84) one of our leading masters who made a name for himself in Rome.
The artist expresses the psychic moods of fictional characters and in a touching and felt manner evokes mood, atmosphere, emotion and sentiment conveyed by places, people and events.
His vision is metaphysical, surreal and naïve. He loves life and caresses humanity with his brush.
A power-point will include his new work and also represent a retrospective selection of past painting The presentation of the images will be followed by an analysis, a discussion and question-time.
ADG invites its members, their friends and the general public to this cultural and artistic event. The meeting will interest those with a particular love for Expressionism and Surrealism.
E. V. Borg