Lot 15 - Anna Calleja - Overshadowed
Pencil & tea on paper
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for War Child UK
Calleja's work retires to the comfort and melancholy of home. She looks back on her own notions of comfort to confront an anxious present and grapple with an uncertain future. Calleja's interest lies in dualities; the tension and dissonance between comfort and melancholy, isolation and connection, love and pain.
BA Fine Art, Falmouth University (First Class Hons), 2017-2020
Best Young Artist of the Year, Premju Ghal-Arti, Arts Council Malta, 2022
Winsor and Newton Young Artist Award, Second Prize, ROI Annual Exhibition 2020
C-A-S-T Residency, Helston, UK. 2019
Winners: Award Winning artists 2020-2022, Mall Galleries, London, UK
Works on Paper 4, Blue Shop Cottage, London, UK
Domestic Bliss, Beaux Arts Bath, Bath, UK
Sea Sunset Moon: Variations on Solitude, Spazju Kreattiv, Valletta, Malta
Anna Calleja: On Hold, New Craftsman Gallery, St. Ives, UK
Homebound, solo exhibition, Palazzo de La Salle, Valletta, Malta
Launch Exhibition, Morgans, Falmouth, UK
Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London, UK
Extraordinary Postcards for Extraordinary Times, Newlyn Art Gallery, UK
Postcard Exhibition, Highgate Art Gallery, London, UK
Celebrating Women, The Wignacourt Museum, Rabat, Malta
Environments, Tate St. Ives, UK
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
These drawings explore self reflection through objects and art around me using the process of drawing to create quiet moments of introspection. The drawings were then dipped in tea to decrease the tonal range and heighten the silent atmosphere.
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