Item 32 – Untitled
Joseph Barbara


Starting Bidding Price: ?350
Size: 24cm x 32cm



Born 13th September,1948 in Hamrun, Malta. Studied art at the state school from 1967- 72 under Carmel Mangion, also between 1967-71 completed an apprenticeship in steelwork, sheet metal work and welding at the Malta Drydocks Corporation. Between 1989 and 2009 he produced a calendar each year with paintings or photographs of Malta. From 1994 till today, he is a freelance artist. His medium is acrylic, although sometimes he like to mix other materials in the paintings. He paint in various styles depends on my mood, Surreal, others Prismatic or Abstract.In the ’80s he began experimenting with plastic water bottles and other scrap materials, like metal, wooden cable reels, broken mannequins and others. He has exhibited my work in various countries like England, Germany, Italy, Australia, China, Hong Kong, apart from numerous times in Malta.In 2003 he was awarded first place in the Installation Section in the Malta International Biennale.In 2006, was awarded the qualifiers award in the International Poster Competition Greeting World Expo 2010 Shanghai.My aspirations for the future of art are to give more life to art and instill it into the next generation.