RYAN FALZON

Ryan Falzon (b.1988) is a painter and printmaker based between Malta and Berlin. Falzon portrays contemporary lifestyle and scenery in and expressive, brutally honest manner, merging the political with the personal. Over the past few years, Falzon has established a distinctive voice and approach in the Maltese Art scene. Often abrasive and mischievous, his work is known for creating a narrative by bringing together a wide-ranging set of images in a collage-like arrangement, allowing the viewer to wander about visually.

From 2013 to 2015, Ryan Falzon was the driving force behind the creation of an open studio project based at the Xarolla Windmill, in Zurrieq, which supported work by emerging artists. In May 2014, Falzon was chosen by Absolut Vodka as an artist for the “Transform Today”worldwide project.

Falzon’s works are present in public and private collections across Europe and USA.





JESSICA ST. JAMES


Jessica St James is a London-based artist, writer, and performer. Specialising in copper and spoken word, her talent, originality, and discipline have learnt her praise and high hopes in the art and literary world, as well as tutor-ledge and mentor ship from some of the most highly skilled and successful artists working today.

Beginning her training with one year of Classical Drawing at a Florence Atelier, St James achieved a First Class honours and Masters in Literature and Theory at UCL before returning to the visual arts and learning intaglio etching at the Royal Drawing School in Shoreditch. Her copper-plate etchings embody this dual passion, their images partially constructed in words - the stream-of-consciousness of the artist as she makes each piece, and her work carries a duality in its being both highly disciplined and highly instinctive, often carrying an erotic or confessional element as well as a sense of mystery, and simultaneously touching both modern anxiety and mysticism.

St James is currently setting up a printmaking and etching studio in her London home, continuing a longstanding residency for her spoken word at Resonance 104.4 FM, developing her performance art - the third element of her current tripartite series ‘To Stretch My Night’.


KATY PAPINEAU

JANES HAID SCHMALLENBERG