Item 63 – Ir-Redentur
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. In 1971 I travelled and worked in Sweden for a year and after to England till 1974.From 1974 till 1994, teaching sheet metal and welding in a Technical Collage.Between 1989 and 2009 produced a calendar each year with my paintings or photographs of Malta which I took, for different companies.From 1994 till today, freelance artist. My medium is acrylic, although sometimes I like to mix other materials in the paintings. I paint in various styles depends on my mood, Surreal, others Prismatic or Abstract.Through my art I try to deliver messages and protests concerning the environment.In the ’80s I began experimenting with plastic water bottles and other scrap materials, like metal, wooden cable reels, broken mannequins and others. I have exhibited my work in various countries like England, Germany, Italy, Australia, China, Hong Kong, apart from numerous times in Malta.In 2003, was awarded first place in the Installation Section in the Malta International Biennale.