A place for everything that doesn't fit anywhere else
Wednesday, 12 December 2007
Giuseppe Mallia: Fichi d'India
This is hanging in the kitchen, by the fridge. The paint extends beyond the board onto the frame, reinforcing the immediacy of the picture and giving it an iconic authenticity, as though its meaning could not quite be contained. It's fields of colour, naturalistic in only the most rudimentary way, a quote from Giuseppe's childhood. It could almost be used to illustrate the letter C for Cactus in a primer.