Australian Artist Christian Palmer To Exhibit At Green Shutters 1 July
Bold, Byron-based artist Christian Palmer is set to exhibit at Lily Agius’ new pop up gallery, Green Shutters, in Floriana this summer in a show called Strange Days. Presenting a selection of fine art prints and paintings, the show will be a melange of new works and retrospectives, showcasing the artist’s distinct style spanning over the years.
Palmer’s work can be described as “grunge realism”, blending lone misfit animals with lyrical, graffiti-style text. The result is an alluring, idiosyncratic take on what makes us human.
“I like to choose animals that have an edge about them, animals that are representative of an outsider. From this perspective, I make sense of my own internal dialogue and the irony of the human condition,” Palmer explained to gallerist Lily Agius, who has represented the artist in Malta over a decade.
“This exhibition will be special for a number of reasons,” Agius explained. “I’ve worked with Palmer extensively over the years and its always special experiencing the public’s reception of his work. It also marks a new chapter for me as a gallerist, moving from my permanent gallery space in Sliema to a pop-up concept in Floriana.”
Born and educated in England, Palmer now works and lives in Australia, after travelling extensively in South America, Africa and Asia. He then landed on the idyllic island of Malta, the homeland of his mother. It is here that he experimented with painting in collaboration with a group of like-minded artists, as well as setting up a boutique graphic design company. In 2001, he moved to Byron Bay where he published the ‘Byron Bay Diaries’ photographic journal and began working as a professional as a painter.
Attend the opening of Strange Days on the 1st of July, at Green Shutters, 27 Triq San Tumas, Floriana, Malta, where you can meet the artist from 7pm. The exhibition will remain open until the 23rd of July. For more information and to sign up for updates, see www.lilyagiusgallery.com and follow instagram and Facebook or call +356 99292488.