Justin Falzon (b. 1982) is a practicing artist specializing in drawing, painting and printmaking. He is currently based in Malta where he also teaches at the Gozo Visual and Performing Arts School. He studied at the Lorenzo de´Medici Art Institute in Florence, Italy. He showed his work both in collective and solo exhibitions, in several countries, and his work is found in several private and public collections around the world.
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
2014 – Paintings & Etchings, Studio 104 Fine Art Space, Valletta.
2013 – Skullscapes, Banca Giuratale, Victoria Gozo.
2011 – Justetchings, Art..e Gallery, Victoria Gozo.
SELECTED COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS.
2017 – iMprint3, Palazzo De La Salle, Valletta.
2017 – HUMANMATTER, Palazzo De La Salle, Valletta.
2016 – iMprint2, Art..e Gallery, Victoria, Gozo.
2016 – Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair, London, UK.
2016 – The Masters Etching, Bankside Gallery, London, UK.
2016 – Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK.
2016 – iMprint1, Spazju Kreattiv, St James Cavalier, Valletta.
2015 – Print Cycle 2, Wignacourt Museum, Rabat.
2014 – Print Cycle 1, Palazzo De Piro, Imdina.
2013 – Florence Biennale IX Edizione, Florence, Italy.
2013 – DUKEOFEDINBURGHHOTEL ROOM36, Sentinella Hall, Citadel, Gozo.
2010 – VISTA, The Victoria Contemporary Art Tour, Gozo.
2008 – Art Clash, at the California State University, Florence, Italy.
2008 – A Collective Exhibition in collaboration with Centro per l’ Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci Prato, in Prato Italy.
2007 – Ensemble, at the FYR Gallery, Florence, Italy.
I was present when my father’s remains were re-exhumed after twelve years from his death. It was an experience that changed drastically my practice. My main interest was always the human figure and my inspiration mainly rooted within its form. This experience shifted my analysis onto bodies in transition. I’m interested in the fragmentation of living matter and its continuous transformation to the extent of decomposition, a gradual agglomeration of dead and living cells.