Rupert Cefai works exhibited in London
A collection of artworks by Rupert Cefai, Tiers of Truths, is being exhibited at The Framers Gallery, Windmill Street, London, between October 1 and 13.
The exhibition is inspired by real-life events, scenes that the artist has witnessed in everyday life in London, Valletta and Essen, among other places.
Cefai describes these scenes as moments in time that serve as a reminder of someone else’s creation, of the art that has influenced the artist’s own reading of life.
Each painting represents one such moment where fiction and reality overlap, creating a visual anecdote reflecting a multi-layered truth.
Cefai says: “How many times have you been caught in the middle of a scene that reminded you of a film you saw, a book you read or a song you heard? How many of the books you read, the films you saw or the songs you heard have influenced the way you interpret life?
“Real life inspires us to create what we call art and in return, the art we create, the stories, the books, the songs, the paintings... these all shape our own interpretation of life. Reality inspires us to create fiction and fiction alters our reading of reality.”
For Cefai, the canvas becomes a converging point. The script, the actors and the kaleidoscope of personal truths that both the artist and the audience bring, intertwine to be the starting point of a new dialogue.