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Art Discussion Group - Malta

142nd Meeting Artist

Matthew Cassar and Darren Spiteri

The 142nd Art Discussion Group Meeting will be held on Tuesday 29th November 2016 at 19.30hrs at St. Mary Band Club, (main hall), Qrendi, next to parish church. ADG is inviting Darren Spiteri, a painter and ceramist and Matthew Cassar a painter and teacher of art. Darren Spiteri is exhibiting his work at Skyparks Business Centre Ltd. Luqa (14th Oct 2016 – 14th Jan 2017) while Matthew Cassar’s work will be exhibited at Cavalieri Art Hotel (23rd Nov 2016 – 14th Jan 2017). During the presentation of their work on screen the artists will answer questions on their vision, concept, aesthetics and technique.

Darren Spiteri (b.1977) is a talented painter and sculptor. He was born talented but he has worked hard to improve his expressive language. In his latest collection he exhibits local landscape, abstract works and animals. His runaway horse and dogs are wonderful creatures. 

He breathes life into these images that make them animate. He is an animist. He says that it is more difficult to paint abstract than figurative works. His landscapes are bold in colour and transformed into personal projections of mind and soul. 

Darren is an expressionist and his works are imbued with the spirit within. The force within is highly felt and explicit.

The work of Matthew Cassar (b.1946) is redolent with romantic fervour and intense emotional feeling. His love of the sea and especially of waves breaking on the rocks is a recurring theme in his work. His rare and unique way of capturing atmosphere, mood and character of this wild element is the result of his deep sensibility and acute sensitivity. 

The lyrical and poetic way in which he captures nature’s mood reveals his reverence for creation, his tremulous intensity in the awe he feels when confronted by its cosmic spirit in open spaces. He feels dumbfounded, bewildered, mesmerized and overwhelmed in front of nature. Matthew is an avid dreamer as he weaves reality, myth, magic and mystery. Matthew is celebrating his 70th birthday.

ADG invites all members and their friends and the public to enjoy meeting Darren Spiteri and Matthew Cassar.

E. V. Borg

ADG Chairman

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