Kevin Sciberras is 38 years old and he lives in Zurrieq with his wife and daughter. Kevin teach art and history of art at St. Aloysius’ College 6th form B’Kara and has been teaching for the past 14 years.
How did you get started?
I started to take art seriously around 20 years ago when I finished my secondary education. I was studying art privately under the tutorship of Charles Cassar although when I was younger I used to take art lessons at the Malta Society of Arts, Manufacture and Commerce at Palazzo de la Salle in Valletta.
What genre do you consider your work to be?
I produce abstract and mostly semi-abstract.
Describe your work in less than 10 words.
A dialogue between the figurative and expressive abstract
When was your first exhibition held?
My first exhibition was held at Del Borgo wine Bar in Vittoriosa. It consisted of portraits, abstract and semi-abstract works.
Which is your favourite from among your own artworks?
My favourite artwork is entitled Meditation. It represents a female figure clad in a warm abstract environment. It was produced around 5 years ago and has been temporarily exhibited at the Cavalieri Hotel in St. Julian’s. It is still in my private collection.
Whose artist’s work are you most inspired by?
I have been constantly inspired by Lyonel Feininger’s art. I greatly admire the transparent veils over his architectural scenes.
If you weren’t an artist, what would you be?
If I weren’t an artist, I would have been involved in the movie industry.
What is the epitome of happiness for you?
Quality time with my family.
What are you working on at the moment?
At the moment I’m working on a series of boats all the while experimenting with new techniques in order to create rough textures.
Are you a morning person or do you come alive at night?
I’m more of a morning person. I rarely work at night. “I must admit I am a painter who torments himself unreasonably, a man who fails a hundred times. In the quiet of my studio I wage despairing battles; daily I arise to new struggles, inspired by hope, only to despair again in the evening” (Lyonel Feininger). That’s one of my favourite quotes.
How many coffees a day? Don’t embellish…
2 or 3 coffees a day although tea is fine as well.
Sundays can be very productive for some and very unproductive for others. How do you spend yours?
Sunday is a normal day for me. I usually work on Sundays as well.
Wine and cheese. Yes or no?
No wine but I like cheese.
If you were given a million euros, what would you indulge yourself with?
If I were given a million euros I would go abroad more often.
Favourite place to holiday?
Italy is my number one destination. Art is all around… great churches and museums.