My Artivisti project was quite a journey both artistically and personally. The lead up to the exhibition consisted of an extended process starting with a term, ‘Conditioned Comforts’ith my creative background being in the visual arts the final outcome materialised in my first solo exhibition at Spazju Kreattiv between the dates 30th July – 5th September.
Artivisti’s opportunity allowed me to explore and furthermore materialise a theme which held a lot of personal and social depth alongside the constant reassurance and guidance of mentor Margerita Pule.
The process broadened my conceptual intents and also got me to diversify my artistic identity. It was my first time painting on such a large scale, working with installation, and directed me towards a new style of visual language which I believe will continue to flourish in future projects ahead. The encouragement towards collaboration got me out of my comfort zone, reaching out to the public for thematical research.
Rather than trying to reject this reality this project ended up being more so focused on creating the awareness around these individualised comforts in order to approach them with a sense of mindfulness — allowing them to serve us rather than be over-exhausted from a place of self sabotage. Based on the feedback gathered till now it seems that the transition between awareness — challenge — rest & reflection seems to have really resonated with the community. It allowed for a digestible approach, which is appreciated when dealing with a slightly more confronting topic.
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