Aaron Bezzina, Artist

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Aaron Bezzina, was born on January 1991, and he lives and works in Malta.

How did you get started?
I believe this is the part where I have to say that I was an art prodigy at early age and how my family has always operated within the arts sector… None of this is true, at least for me!

What genre do you consider your work to be?
I find it hard to pigeonhole my work under a so-called ‘genre’. I believe this notion of categorising art objects reduces them and by consequence limits the one who creates them. Oftentimes I also feel the need not to have to distinguish between my ‘art practice’ and everyday needs – routine and other mundane activities like brushing my teeth.

Describe your work in less than 10 words.
I do not think I am able to describe it.

Where was your first exhibition held?
I was privileged enough to be selected for the first edition of Divergent Thinkers, curated by Dr Raphael Vella and held at St James Cavalier Upper Galleries back in 2012 (Valletta). Needless to say this was a collective exhibition.

How long have you been painting?
I think when I was a toddler I use to make compositions with foods/liquids/dirt.

Which is your favourite from among your own artworks?
My favourite is always the one on which I am working at that moment.

Whose artist’s work are you most inspired by?
I am not really sure what the term ‘inspired’ actually means, also I think this term is abused of as people assume the more relevant as artists the more they include it in their vocabulary. But for the sake of this question I will attempt to utilise this word: I am equally inspired by artists’ work just as much as any other occurrence.

If you weren’t an artist, what would you be?
Everyone is an artist.

What is the epitome of happiness for you?
I am still trying to negotiate that.

What are you working on at the moment?
Various things, it is unimportant to specify.

Are you a morning person or do you come alive at night?
Depends on the necessity.

How many coffees a day? Don’t embellish.
Half a pot of freshly ground Arabica coffee usually gets me started.

Sundays can be very productive for some and very unproductive for others. How do you spend yours?
I am equally productive as with any other day of the week. Luckily, I am not a Sunday painter, yet.

Wine and cheese. Yes or no?
How are wine and cheese relevant? I prefer beer and crisps.

If you were given a million euros, what would you indulge yourself with?
I wouldn’t want to indulge in hypothetical planning of such a scenario as I think it would be quite a pointless and fruitless task. I would rather spend my time thinking of ways to acquire a million Euros and then doing something about it.

Favourite place to holiday?
I don’t do holidays.

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Paula Fleri-Soler

Paula has a pedigree in TV and stage production (children's and family entertainment) and a passion for the arts. She's taken the reins on The Artists' Directory - Malta and the relevant content for the site.

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