Lot 410 - Gabriel Buttigieg - ‘On Melanie Klein, and a Mother's Breast’ (After Goodridge)
Lot 410 - Gabriel Buttigieg - ‘On Melanie Klein, and a Mother's Breast’ (After Goodridge)
Lot 410 - Gabriel Buttigieg - ‘On Melanie Klein, and a Mother's Breast’ (After Goodridge)

Lot 410 - Gabriel Buttigieg - ‘On Melanie Klein, and a Mother's Breast’ (After Goodridge)

Willow Pencil and Colours on Paper

2022

A6 (10x15cm) Original Artwork

Signed on Verso

ARTIST INFO

 

About 

 

Gabriel Buttigieg (b. 1993) is a visual artist based in Malta, who focuses primarily on drawing and painting. Buttigieg considers the world to be his native country and hence his artwork reflects various universal themes. He explores primordial, tribal, Mediterranean and, Grecian, myths and legends, conceptualising them in a contemporary context through a psychological lens. 

 

Education 

 

Gabriel Buttigieg has successfully read for a Bachelors in Psychology at the University of Malta, and he is currently reading for a Masters in Fine Arts by Research at the University of Malta. 

 

Select Exhibitions/Awards 

 

Selected solo and collective exhibitions include ‘Paintings’ (MT); ‘Nudes’ (MT); ‘The Droplet’ (MT); ‘Saudade’ (MT); ‘The Beach’ (MT/PL); ‘Darkness at Noon’ (MT); “{V}” (MT); ‘Dialogs2020 A Contemporary Connection’ (IT); ‘Genesis’ (UK); ‘Spring Virtual Exhibition’ (CY); ‘CloverMill Artist Residency’ (NL); ‘Autumn Virtual Exhibition’ (CY); ‘Facade’ (IN); ‘#1 Arts in Square (CA); ‘Art Interrupted’ (MT); ‘Identity of an Island’ (MT); and ‘The Four Seasons A Reflection of Archetypal Imagery’ (MT). 
 
He has recently been featured in various international publications, namely ‘Wall StreetInternational’ (USA); ‘Wall Street International’ (FR); ‘ArtDependence Magazine’ (BE); ‘ArtsTalk Magazine’ (NL); and ‘Impeached Magazine’ (CH). 
 
Nominated for ‘The Community Awards, for Best Social Media Presence Awards’ by ArtzID 2022. 
 
Nominated for ‘Best Artist of the Year’ 
by Lovin Malta Social Media Awards 2021. 
 
Nominated for 'Young Artist of the Year 2020’  
by Arts Council Malta.  

 

Gallery Representation 

 
Featured on  
Visual Space, Nicosia, Cryprus 
ArtNet, New York, America 
Ocula, Hong Kong  
ArtzId, Malta 

 

Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork   

 

The focus of these drawings is the female breast. What is this mound of flesh located on the upper thorax of the female primate? What are the meanings and representations that have been given to it, by virtue of biology and society? What does its presence, its excess, imply, and what does the withdrawal of it signify? These and other questions are the essence of the drawings. 
Each drawing represents a different take on the breast, a symbol of sexuality, of nurturance, of life. Is the sucking life giving or is it lethal? Will binging quench the thirst? Can a paradoxical reversal of roles be the means to survival? How does the alloerotic satisfy the carnal desires of the flesh? 
The medium adopted was the use of willow and coloured pencils. The stance was a light and childlike one to signify the dependence, a stance of wonder, of amazement, of awe. 
 

 

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