Meet Thomas & Spyke this Sunday at Arthall and hear about OZOG
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This coming Sunday, Arthall in Gozo is having a special evening event – Meet Thomas & Spyke – two of the artists of their current exhibition – OZOG – who will be explaining their art pieces and thoughts.
So the gallery is inviting the public to join them this Sunday, the 26th of May, starting at 7:30 pm, when Tomas Hed and Spyke Von Stripe will guide you through the `OZOG’ exhibition.
“Tomas Hed, originally from Sweden, lives in Gozo, where he lets his imagination and creativity go wild. Here he has found his place to exploit his talents: composing music, writing and, of course, painting.
He worked for many years as an Art Director in Stockholm, having his own studio in Gamla Stan, the old part of the city. As a seeking youth Tomas developed in an artistic atmosphere, living in a community with other artists.
Tomas’ father was an artist too; therefore paint and canvases have always been around him. Always polemical, provocative and with strong opinions, it’s impossible to be indifferent to his creations. The spirit of his art is inspired by an indomitable character, with a special obsession for challenging values, or “bubbles” as he calls them, of our daily life.”
“Spyke von Stripe is a Canadian born artist who has gained renown for his unique works of art since moving to Gozo. He uses a number of media and techniques, and his artworks range from airbrush paintings and murals to sculptures and installations. His artworks have been displayed in numerous exhibitions in Malta and Gozo.
He strives to use recycled materials in his art, giving each of his creations an outstanding expression. The artist’s genius at bringing scrap metal and mechanical parts back to life can truly be seen in his impressive sculptures, made to be admired but also to be touched and played with. It is fascinating to get close, discover moving parts and see how familiar objects have become something else.”
‘OZOG’ runs until Sunday, the 9th of June. Arthall is located at 8, triq Agius de Soldanis, Victoria, Gozo.
Opening hours: Monday/Tuesday: closed Wednesday/ Thursday/Friday/Saturday: 10-13 and 16-18 Sunday: 10-12.