Sex Face oil, paper collage, and resin, 41 cm x 35 cm
Head 3, charcoal on paper, 89.5cm x 87cm
A Little Piece of Me, oil on primed card, 41cm x 32cm
What an expressive and lavish use of paint. As part of his Lauded Head Series, Antony Micallef’s headpieces bear a haunting essence, that is acheived through swift applications of charcoal, owing to, just as swift eliminations of the medium. His decision to create some of these sketches in strict monochrome, supplies an exacting contrast to his typically colorful paintings. Whether Micallef paints black, white, powder pink, or bright blue, his works are all gold to me.
More of Micallef’s paintings, as well as sculptures, can be seen here.