Justin Falzon (born 1982) is an artist based in Malta, who studied Fine Arts at the Lorenzo De Medici Art Institute in Florence. During the four year course at the Institute, the focus of Justin’s studies was on drawing, painting and printmaking.

His solo exhibitions include Insight, Kenuna Tower, Malta (2001), In Search of the Soul, Hilton Malta (2006), Still Life, Calypso Hotel, Malta (2006), Justetchings, Art…e Gallery, Victoria, Malta (2011), Skullscapes, Banca Giuratale, Victoria , Malta (2013), and Paintings & Etchings, Studio 104 Fine Art Space, Valletta, Malta (2014).

In 2007, Justin participated in a collective exhibition Ensemble, at the FYR Gallery, in Florence, Italy. In 2008, Justin participated in a collective exhibition in collaboration with Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci Prato, in Prato Italy.

During the same year Justin participated in a group exhibition Art Clash, at the California State University in Florence for which three of his paintings were chosen by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Florina, Greece. In 2013, he participated in the Florence Biennale-IX Edition. In 2010, he was part of VISTA, and in 2013 he was part of DUKEOFEDINBURGHOTEL: ROOM36, both held in Victoria, Malta.

Artist Statement

I was present when my father’s remains were re-exhumed after 12 years from his death. It was an experience that changed drastically my practice. My main interest was always the human figure and my inspiration mainly rooted within its form. This experience shifted by analysis onto objects and bodies in transition. I’m interested in the fragmentation of living matter and its continuos transformation to the extent of decomposition, a gradual agglomeration of dead and living cells. I work incessantly in drawing as part of the process of capturing an idea or movement that eventually will force itself into a tangible painting.