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BLACK CANVAS BY MARK MALLIA

An exhibition thematically linked to Mallia’s gothic and dark oeuvre - a menage of Poesque creatures of doom and gloom and portraits of idiosyncratic personages. 'I always had a repulsive need to be something more than human. I felt very puny as a human. I thought, 'Fuck that. I want to be a superhuman' – David Bowie When thinking of David Bowie, one can’t help but marvel at the numerous transformations that accompanied his career along the years. Mark Mallia’s Black Canvas collection of paintings delve into Bowie’s world gone strange. Quoting Bowie “On the other hand, what I like my music to do to me is awaken the ghosts inside of me. Not the demons, you understand, but the ghosts.” The Black Canvas collection of paintings invokes these “entities” in an attempt at re-discovery. After all, ghosts are the embers of a life that needs to be gently remembered.