RED SUMMER NIGHTS
at Kundenzentrum Schottengasse
1010 Vienna, Schottengasse 6
24 September 2015 until 30 October 2015
Red Summer Nights is a collection of paintings in celebration of the Mediterranean warmth in the artist’s instinctive reflections on her life-time experiences. Living on the Island of Malta her works cannot help being influenced by the pulsating festive colours and warmth synonymous with Mediterranean festivities.
Oganised by - The Embassy of Malta
in collaboration with Bank Austria
Agatha Grima (born 1965) has been in art since an early age. Her preliminary training came through portraiture and classical reproductions of the Masters. In 2004 she was awarded a First Class Honours degree in the conservation of paintings. That year, her participation at the International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works Congress (IIC) entitled ‘Modern Art, New Museums’ in Bilbao, Spain, and her soulful experiencing of the Guggenheim Museum, spurred a spontaneous reaction towards art in a modern context.
Agatha has been termed as one of Malta’s foremost abstract artists and a supreme colourist. Having studied ancient techniques and material properties as part of her conservation training, she delivers works that are strikingly forceful. A number of her major works are now a part of both private and corporate collections including the APS Bank collection, Sparkasse Bank Collection and the Bieganski Collection.
“I started painting as a means of soul searching. In life I have always been influenced by other peoples needs and feelings, and by the often troubled and unjust world around me. Only here, in my studio, facing my canvas, can I stand in all my essence as just myself, with no expectations and no pretenses; and here get lost in this fantastical world of colours, knowing that my work can take me to stupendous places.”