Transparencies of the soul

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Transparencies of the soul

22 April 2023 - 28 May 2023

Lucia Vallejo is Basque and has a background in art history, which is not something that should be overlooked. She came to sculpture by way of painting, not in the sense that she had been a painter, but in the sense that she had studied painting’s mechanisms and its structure.

Vallejo dismantles painting, using the canvas not as a support but as a living material. Lucia Vallejo’s interest in the world of glass dates from 2019 and she approached the medium as a sculptor who carries painting in her mind’s eye at all times. Rather than simply abandoning canvas, she did something without precedent in the thousand-year history of Murano glass: she burned it during the glass-making process itself. Vallejo has now produced her latest work in the Czech Republic working with Bohemian glass.

Creative Team:

Artist – Lucía Vallejo
Curator – María de Corral
Curator – Lorena de Corral
Glass expert MAK Museum – Biken Rainald Franz

Ancillary events

ŻiguŻajg Art Jam | Kids workshops with Anna Calleja

In this workshop, we will walk through the world of Lucia Vallejo exploring her exhibition, Transparencies of the Soul. In the same way that Valleja expands the definition of painting in her work, we will also think outside the box! We will expand our understanding of the canvas and stretcher and turn painting into sculpture!

Thursday 18th May 2023: 9:30 & 11:30 (Schools)
Saturday 20th May 2023: 11:00 & 17:00 (General Public)


Ticket Information

Cinema Club Members
Concession tickets include students, senior citizens and Special ID Holders (SID).

Venue Information

Space A, Spazju Kreattiv

St James Cavalier, Castille Place
Valletta, Malta

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