John Paul Azzopardi’s aesthetic explores the philosophical distinction of the sacred and the profane. Using his materials as synecdoche he creates forms orchestrating an array of themes with narratives ranging from the ancient (Western as well as Eastern) to the contemporary. By means of his variegated use of media existential expressions are voiced and used to expose and articulate covert psychological structures and dominant phenomenological tensions, the hidden and the manifested.
John Paul Azzopardi (1978) was born in East London, England and currently resides in Malta. In 2008 he obtained his B.A. (Hons) degree in Philosophy at the University of Malta. In 2010 MUŻA (The National Museum of Fine Arts, Malta) acquired Curved Silence to be part of their Contemporary art collection. His work was exhibited at the 2017 Venice Biennale, as part of the collective Maltese pavilion presentation: Homo Melitensis, an incomplete inventory in 19 chapters.