ARTIST PROFILE

Alfie Gatt was born in 1985 on the small and sunny island of Malta. His drive and passion for his love of art started in his early childhood years. He pursued his studies and was successfully awarded a degree from the Institute of Art & Design, in Malta in 2005. Alongside painting, he also explores digital to expand his way to express himself such as through illustrations, video editing and 2D animations.

In his paintings, he is intended to capture the intimacy of solitude and silence. The scenes create a dreamlike atmosphere, allowing the viewer to escape into a trance of peace, delving into nature where one feels most comfortable. The blank spaces are an interpretation of a transition of the state of mind when an individual pauses to ponder nostalgically on memories when we used to care so much more about what’s happening around us and simplicity.  

Alfie’s current style is a mix of figurative and surrealism giving the artwork a unique style and visually pleasing yet contemporary. He describes his artistic work as a balance and marriage of graphical and fine art. This effect is demonstrated by using various mediums such as watercolour, ink, coloured pencils, wax pastels and oils.

March 2022

Collective Exhibition

"Reflections and Shadows of the Soul"

An Introspective Experience

Art by the Seaside, Senglea

October 2019

Exhibited 5 pieces

Moniker Art Fair, London

2019

Won ArtPrize - 'Secret Art Prize'

Curious Duke Gallery, London

Placed 1st place, and won a gallery representational in London

2019 Exhibited 

Artprize Shortlisted and art displayed

London Contemporary Art, London

November 2018

Solo Exhibition - 'Love Letter Collection'

Iniala Gallery, Valletta, Malta
 

October 2017

Won Behance Portfolio Review 2017

Illustration category

Yggdrasil Gaming, Malta

July 2017

Won Behance Portfolio Review 2017

Institute of Art & Design Malta

August 2016

Collective Exhibition - 'FestART'

Cavalieri Art Hotel St. Julian’s, Malta

October 2015

Won Behance Portfolio Review 2015

Pure Concepts Malta

March 2015

Solo Exhibition  - 'Alluring Vignettes'

Malta Society of Arts Valletta, Malta

Displayed 15 pieces.

April 2012

Competition - 'NovoNoveArt'

Malta Society of Arts Valletta, Malta.

Won a competition to be among 9 upcoming artists for a collective exhibition.