Clint Calleja (b.1983) is a visual artist and art lecturer based in Malta, and possesses an MA in Fine Arts from the University of Malta. Although his main mediums are drawing and painting, recently Calleja started experimenting with sculpture and printmaking. Calleja’s latest artworks deal with the theme of collective and personal memory.
He is inspired by the recollection of past events, and how they shape us personally and as a society. Memories can vary from fond ones to traumatic ones and remain imprinted in a scattered and blurry state in the consciousness. This state is reflected in the technique used in most of Calleja’s work, where various images are layered on top of each other, constantly manipulating them by erasing and adding more layers. This manipulation of layers is associated with the play of memories in our consciousness.