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The Artists

TACTILE: 12 CONCEALED SCULPTURES
 

JAPAN
Omura Shunji, Kunie Fujiyoshi, Takashi Yukawa

FRANCE
Claire Fontana

ITALY
Adriano Ciarla

MALTA
Raymond Azzopardi, Joseph Chetcuti, Jonathan Galea, Noel Galea Bason, Paul Scerri, Jesmond Vassallo, John Vassallo

Kunie Fujiyoshi

Kunie Fujiyoshi (b. 1980, Tokyo - Japan) studied at Kyoritsu University as well as in New Zealand before leaving for Italy in 2003. In 2004, she began pursuing her studies in sculpture at the Accademia di belle arti in Carrara, where she spent additional years to...

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John Vassallo

John Vassallo (b. 1964, Malta) is a full-time ceramist at one of Malta’s leading potteries, with 28 years of experience in this skilled profession. Vassallo’s early training took place at Targa Gap, Malta under the guidance of artists Gianni Bonnici and Gabriel...

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Paul Scerri

Paul Scerri (b. 1959, Malta) is an artist of few words. He excels at creating intrigue and depicting stereotypical characters while delicately adding notions of injustice and narcissism to his works. His sculptures are open to individual interpretations. Paul, whose...

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Raymond Azzopardi

Raymond Azzopardi (b. 1956, Malta) is a self-taught artist who specialises in wood sculpture. He began to draw at a very young age, but having always been surrounded by different types of wood, he went on to focus exclusively on wood sculpture in 1987. 1992 saw...

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Takashi Yukawa

Born in Tokyo, Japan in 1961, Takashi Yukawa graduated from Tama Art University (B.F.A & M.F.A) and later from Bukkyo University. In 2001, he left Japan to study at the National Art Academy in Carrara, Italy. Since 2000, Takashi Yukawa has featured his works in...

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Claire Fontana

Claire Fontana (b. 1972, Strasbourg, France) works in various media, namely painting, graphic arts and sculpture. Claire studied fine arts at the college of Arts Décoratifs in Strasbourg, after which she was awarded a number of studentships…

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Adriano Ciarla

Adriano Ciarla (b. 1970, Lucerne, Switzerland) works in various materials in sculpture. His creations are sculpted in wood, bronze, terracotta and various types of stone including granite, marble, sandstone and calcareous stone. Adriano first worked as a wood carver...

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Joseph Chetcuti

At the age of 16, Joseph Chetcuti (b. Malta) began his artistic education at the School of Art in Valletta. He was later given the opportunity to pursue his studies at the Accademia di belle arti in Florence at the age of 22, where he mastered the art of sketching,...

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Noel Galea Bason

Noel Galea Bason (b. 1955, Malta) embarked on a three-year scholarship course at the Scuola dell’Arte della Medaglia in Rome in 1975. On his return, he was employed as sole designer-engraver of coins and medals at the Malta Mint (1977-1991)…

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Omura Shunji

Omura Shunji (b. 1962, Hyōgo - Japan) began his glass art studies soon after completing high school. Following his academic pursuits at the Tokyo Glass Art Institution, he worked for three years at Midsummer Glassmakers in Cambridge, UK. On his return to Japan, he...

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Jonathan Galea

Jonathan Galea (b. 1976, Malta) has always been fascinated by different art forms, technology and innovative ways of being creative. Having grown up with a musical, IT and art background, Jonathan continued to cultivate his artistic skills and interests through a...

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Jesmond Vassallo

Jesmond Vassallo (b. 1976, Malta) is a sculptor, painter and printmaker. His main interest lies in figurative and representational art, which he crafts in an apparently spontaneous and gestural manner. Landscapes, portraits and the human figure emerge as the...

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