Marsa-born artist Ray Piscopo has just announced his second exhibition in four months.
The exhibition will include 13 paintings that bring to life scenes from the past, with goat herdsmen, donkey-drawn carts, religious processions, niches carved from limestone, and a harvest in abundant fields that they are represented in a semi-abstract idiom.
“Malta’s past must be remembered in one form or another. Indeed, the passage of time may have changed the scenery of the Islands, but our memories of their beauty and the way our fathers lived are not needed, ”explains the artist.
The paintings are in the latest style of Piscopo; with beiges and browns giving a rather nostalgic tone, while specs of brightly colored oil paints remind us that there is hope wherever we look for it.
“With this exhibition, I wanted to immortalize iconic scenes in the way I see them, and to rekindle the beauty of sights that we can no longer see. Despite this, there are many beautiful scenes that we can still appreciate today, but we have to take care of them if we want to save them for future generations, ”concludes Piscopo.
The exhibition, which is expected to open on Monday, October 4, will be at the Cavalieri Art Hotel in St. Julian’s, and will be available for viewing Monday through Sunday until further notice.