Karl Consiglio, Poet, photographer, painter

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Karl Consiglio is a poet, photographer and painter… 

What genre do you consider your work to be
I’d describe my genre as Karl

Describe your work in less than 10 words.
Iconoclastic, funny, but very serious about my funny

Where was your first exhibition held?
I’ve been exhibiting my whole life through, but perhaps I could say that first major exhibition was at Christine X

How long have you been practising your art?
Since forever

Which is your favourite from among your own artworks?
I guess my favourite from my own would have to be this photograph I took of these three flies, and called it “Division of turds”. That and my poetry book of course.

Whose artist’s work are you most inspired by?
I like Diego Armando Maradona

If you weren’t an artist, what would you be?
Being an artist is not enough in Malta, so I’m also a Learning Support Assistant, and part-time night receptionist at a boutique hotel

What is the epitome of happiness for you?
Good company, a snooker table, whiskey, a juke box

What are you working on at the moment?
I’ve learnt the tough way not to reveal what I’m working on in advance.

Are you a morning person or do you come alive at night?
I’m a night owl.

How many coffees a day? Don’t embellish.
I love coffee, I don’t count how many a day, but I do know that when I wake up in the morning I fix my first one before heading to the Cafe for the second one.

Sundays can be very productive for some and very unproductive for others. How do you spend yours?
On Sundays I meet up religiously with two or three artist friends of mine to watch bad horror, or sci-fi movies, some really bad ones, it does us well.

Wine and cheese. Yes or no?
I love wine, especially white, and cheese too, I walk to the counter and ask for their stinkiest one.

If you were given a million euros, what would you indulge yourself with?
Travel, possibly to Tokyo first.

Favourite place to holiday?
I love cities! London, Paris, Rome, Prague, Berlin, I don’t like feeling cut-off, I like to be where it’s all happening.

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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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