Exhibition | Patrick Scicluna

Patrick Scicluna has been chosen by the United Nation to exhibit a series of his paintings at the Palais de Nations in Geneva.

The exhibition, titled ‘Changing Rooms’ will be held between March 24 and April 8. It will feature the artist’s exploration of a number of issues important in today’s world, as seen from a child’s perspective.

Changing Rooms is a series of 18 paintings in oil on canvas and acrylic on canvas. The works depict a set of rooms that echo the outside world. As one moves from one room to the next viewers discover what’s inside juxtaposed by what is not contained in the room, which has only three walls.  

Each room represents a habitat that reflects the state of our world today and themes explored include hunger, poverty, abuse and neglect, equality, peace and security, war and human rights. The beauty of the exhibition reaches a climax in the final painting, where different themes come together in one room and diversity becomes unity.

Born in 1972, Scicluna is mostly a self-taught artist who is continuously researching, experimenting and enquiring about children’s energy and enthusiasm. He undertook art classes under the tutorship of Ray Pitre’ between 1997 and 2002 and more recently between 2007 and 2008. He also studied nudes with the guidance of Anton Calleja. He has exhibited his work in 1999, 2008 and 2010 and took part in a collective exhibition ‘Unity Diversity’ At De La Salle Palace in Valletta in May 2010.

Scicluna strives to capture a mood, a sentiment, a feeling or express a sensual image or moment.  His power of observation is acute and he is driven by a willingness to learn and excel in his work. “I am thrilled to have to have the opportunity to showcase my work in Geneva,” Scicluna  said.

“For the past months I have put all my energies into the project and look forward to communicating with the international community in Geneva through my art. I have specifically chosen themes which relate directly to the work undertaken by the United Nations and strove to capture these themes as reflected in everyday life. I would like to thank HSBC Bank Malta, GasanMamo Insurance Ltd, Halmann Vella, MSV Life, Miles Transport, Inspectra Ltd and Best Print Ltd for their generous support and for making ‘Changing Rooms’ happen.”

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