Multimedia artist Vince Briffa set to exhibit abstract paintings at London’s Heritage Gallery

Established multimedia artist Vince Briffa is set to exhibit a new body of abstract paintings at The Heritage Gallery in London, titled Marginalia, opening on the 8th of April.

The concept of marginalia as described in relation to Vince Briffa’s work offers a profound lens through which to view his diverse artistic endeavours. By envisioning each piece as a fragment of a larger, ongoing narrative, Briffa embeds his creations within a dialogue that transcends the traditional boundaries of individual artworks. He regards his work as an ongoing book, where each painting is a word which adds new layers of reflection. 

Briffa’s interpretation of marginalia brings with it an intriguing paradox: while traditionally considered peripheral and supplementary, these “marks, notes, or thoughts” in the margins are, in his vision, integral to the unfolding narrative of his oeuvre.

Briffa’s multidisciplinary approach, encompassing drawing, painting, sculpture, video, and installation, further exemplifies the potential of marginalia to transcend their traditional confines. By employing a wide range of media, he explores the multifaceted nature of expression and communication, inviting viewers to engage with his work on multiple levels. 

The exhibition will be open until the 10th of May 2024. 

Detail of a work featured in the collection

Vince is a tenured Professor of Art at the University of Malta. He has showcased his artwork at many esteemed venues around the world, including the Malta Pavilion at the Venice Art Biennale in both 1999 and 2019, the Pierides Museum in Cyprus, Palais des Nations in Switzerland, the Museum of Modern Art in Liechtenstein, the Casoria Museum in Naples, Villa Manin Contemporary Art in Italy, MAC in Argentina, Palais Liechtenstein in Austria, the Museum of Fine Arts in Romania, and the Museum of Modern Art in Israel, among others. His works are included in numerous private and public collections both locally and internationally.

This exhibition is supported by  Arts Council Malta, The University of Greenwich, Quick Turtle Transport, and Thomas Smith Insurance.

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