Mario Lautier Vella

Joined Artfinder: Aug. 2015

Artworks for sale: 57

(3)

United Kingdom

About Mario Lautier Vella

 
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  • Biography

    Working with drawing, painting and collage, my work centres on snatched glimpses, fleeting images, memories and a sensation of constant flux. 

    Daily life in British suburbia, my Maltese roots, domestic spaces, dreams and stories of the supernatural has all shaped work that explores ideas around presence and absence, protection, surveillance, identity, intimacy and the space between our public and private lives. 

    I am also fascinated by the curious, esoteric and uncanny in our everyday lives – when the familiar becomes unfamiliar, when we look and are looked at,  speculation, suggestion and second guessing – and how all of this is experienced, recorded and recalled.

    Automatic art-making techniques combine with a purposeful hand to create an array of hybrid, morphing forms, multiples and masked alter-egos. The result is a series of transient encounters, sticky situations and playful reverie that prompt further narratives and interpretations to emerge.

    A cross-disciplinary artist, my practice incorporates drawing, collage, painting, photography, video, sound, sculpture, installation, book arts and performance and I have exhibited work across the UK and around the world. I also enjoy teaching art weekly to both adults and children. 

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  • Education

    2010 - 2012

    University of Westminster, London, UK

    2009 - 2010

    City Lit, London, UK

    1994 - 1997

    Coventry University

  • Awards

    2018

    First Prize - Harrington Challenge Trophy 2018

    First Prize - Harrington Art Challenge Award
    My collection of paintings, Watfordians, won the 2018 Harrington Art Challenge Award organised by the Watford Area Arts Forum (UK). Go to mariolautiervella.com for more info.

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    2016

    First Prize - Harrington Challenge Trophy 2016

    My drawing 'Seven Ages of Man' won the 2016 Harrington Art Challenge Award organised by the Watford Area Arts Forum (UK). Go to mariolautiervella.com for more info.
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Education

2010 - 2012

University of Westminster, London, UK

2009 - 2010

City Lit, London, UK

1994 - 1997

Coventry University


Awards

2018

First Prize - Harrington Challenge Trophy 2018

First Prize - Harrington Art Challenge Award
My collection of paintings, Watfordians, won the 2018 Harrington Art Challenge Award organised by the Watford Area Arts Forum (UK). Go to mariolautiervella.com for more info.

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2016

First Prize - Harrington Challenge Trophy 2016

My drawing 'Seven Ages of Man' won the 2016 Harrington Art Challenge Award organised by the Watford Area Arts Forum (UK). Go to mariolautiervella.com for more info.

There are no upcoming events


 

Biography

Working with drawing, painting and collage, my work centres on snatched glimpses, fleeting images, memories and a sensation of constant flux. 

Daily life in British suburbia, my Maltese roots, domestic spaces, dreams and stories of the supernatural has all shaped work that explores ideas around presence and absence, protection, surveillance, identity, intimacy and the space between our public and private lives. 

I am also fascinated by the curious, esoteric and uncanny in our everyday lives – when the familiar becomes unfamiliar, when we look and are looked at,  speculation, suggestion and second guessing – and how all of this is experienced, recorded and recalled.

Automatic art-making techniques combine with a purposeful hand to create an array of hybrid, morphing forms, multiples and masked alter-egos. The result is a series of transient encounters, sticky situations and playful reverie that prompt further narratives and interpretations to emerge.

A cross-disciplinary artist, my practice incorporates drawing, collage, painting, photography, video, sound, sculpture, installation, book arts and performance and I have exhibited work across the UK and around the world. I also enjoy teaching art weekly to both adults and children. 

More info at

 
 
 
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