Gabriel Buttigieg

Gabriel Buttigieg (b. 1993) is a prolific visual artist based in Malta, whose creative range spans from drawings and printmaking to vibrant explosive large-scale canvases. His artwork reflects primordial themes, often conceptualised within a Mediterranean or tribal context. Over the years, a gradual development has become evident in his art, which has moved from raw and provocative images of the body, apparent in his exhibitions such as ‘Paintings’ (MT), ‘Nudes’ (MT) and ‘The Droplet’ series (MT) to the existential depictions displayed in ‘Saudade’ (MT) and ‘The Beach’ (PL/MT). In his forthcoming exhibitions and projects in Italy, France, and The Netherlands, Buttigieg will explore the depths of decadence associated with totems and taboos, and the ecstasy linked with mythic creatures.

Gabriel Buttigieg has successfully read for a Bachelors in Psychology at the University of Malta. His dissertation explored the notion of death and its consequent anxiety, themes which are ever present in his visual art. He has also studied at the Faculty of Education, and is currently reading for a Masters in Fine Arts by Research at the University of Malta.