Photograph of Artist JOE XUEREB
JOE XUEREB
Ghajnsielem, Gozo - Malta



Original Artworks (17)

Joe Xuereb; Goddess Of Peace, 2019, Original Sculpture Limestone, 27 x 52 cm. Artwork description: 241 Carved from quarried limestone, this figure is inspired from the Malta Prehistoric Temples Fertility Goddess sculpture.  Its kneeling posture gives a solitary and peaceful mood. ...
Joe Xuereb
Original Limestone Sculpture, 2019
27 x 52 cm (10.6 x 20.5 inches)
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Joe Xuereb; Sensation, 2015, Original Sculpture Limestone, 28 x 54 cm. Artwork description: 241 This sculpture is hand carved from Malta limestone  Globigerina  in an abstracted figure type. It portrays an expressive and sensational form. ...
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Original Limestone Sculpture, 2015
28 x 54 cm (11.0 x 21.3 inches)
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Joe Xuereb; Crouching Woman, 2015, Original Sculpture Limestone, 37 x 52 cm. Artwork description: 241 Inspired from Malta s Prehistoric Temples Fertility seated Goddess. carved in soft limestone material. ...
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Original Limestone Sculpture, 2015
37 x 52 cm (14.6 x 20.5 inches)
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Joe Xuereb; Engrossed, 2015, Original Sculpture Limestone, 49 x 68 cm. Artwork description: 241 At times we find ourselves enthralled  and obsessed in deep thinking  Carved from Malta limestone  Globigerina ...
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Original Limestone Sculpture, 2015
49 x 68 cm (19.3 x 26.8 inches)
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Joe Xuereb; Meditation, 2015, Original Sculpture Limestone, 45 x 67 cm. Artwork description: 241 In our daily life we are always thinking and meditating about what happens to us during work or leisure and about what we wish or look forward to do and accomplish in life. Hand carved from Malta limestone  globigerina . ...
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Original Limestone Sculpture, 2015
45 x 67 cm (17.7 x 26.4 inches)
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Joe Xuereb; Our Family, 2015, Original Sculpture Limestone, 40 x 70 cm. Artwork description: 241 The design shows the love, unity and the bond between the parents  one with the other while at the same time both embrace and hold tightly their offspring. . . . the ideal family virtues most strive to uphold. Sculpture is hand carved from the Malta limestone  globigerina . ...
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Original Limestone Sculpture, 2015
40 x 70 cm (15.7 x 27.6 inches)
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Joe Xuereb; Deep Feelings, 2015, Original Sculpture Limestone, 39 x 64 cm. Artwork description: 241 For most times we are always obsessed looking in the inner self for the feelings that we experience in our daily life. Sculpture is hand carved from the Malta Limestine  Globigerina . ...
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Original Limestone Sculpture, 2015
39 x 64 cm (15.4 x 25.2 inches)
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Joe Xuereb; Searching For Solution, 2015, Original Sculpture Limestone, 28 x 56 cm. Artwork description: 241 The human figure is always searching deep in one s inner self to solve one s preoccupations in the daily life. ...
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Original Limestone Sculpture, 2015
28 x 56 cm (11.0 x 22.0 inches)
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Joe Xuereb; Enamoured, 2015, Original Sculpture Limestone, 48 x 68 cm. Artwork description: 241 Two loving figures in complete closeness, comforting loving each other. Hand carved from Malta limestone material  globigerina ...
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Original Limestone Sculpture, 2015
48 x 68 cm (18.9 x 26.8 inches)
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Joe Xuereb; Fond Whisper, 2015, Original Sculpture Stone, 40 x 65 cm. Artwork description: 241 The design shows the strong amoral love between the mother and her child, and hand carved from limestoneglobigerina . ...
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Original Stone Sculpture, 2015
40 x 65 cm (15.7 x 25.6 inches)
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Joe Xuereb; Comfort, 2015, Original Sculpture Stone, 28 x 57 cm. Artwork description: 241 Two loving figures are in total comfort, one against the other. Sculpture hand carved from the Malta limestone  Globigerina ...
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Original Stone Sculpture, 2015
28 x 57 cm (11.0 x 22.4 inches)
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Joe Xuereb; A Tense Awaiting, 2014, Original Sculpture Limestone,  11 inches. Artwork description: 241  A Goddess design inspired from Malta's Prehistoric Temples that date back approx. 3500BC. ...
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Original Limestone Sculpture, 2014
11 inches (0.0 x 27.9 cm)
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Joe Xuereb; Lamentation Small, 2014, Original Sculpture Stone,  12.5 inches.
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Original Stone Sculpture, 2014
12.5 inches (0.0 x 31.8 cm)
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Joe Xuereb; Il Penseroso, 2005, Original Sculpture Stone, 45 x 64 cm. Artwork description: 241 This sculpture is carved from the Malta limestone which is considered to be the only raw material found on the island.  All buildings such as palaces and houses and most of Malta Prehistoric Temples are built from the same stone.  Once treated with a sealer, the stone ...
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Original Stone Sculpture, 2005
45 x 64 cm (17.7 x 25.2 inches)
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Joe Xuereb; Hieros Gamos, 2001, Original Sculpture Stone, 45 x 72 cm. Artwork description: 241 This sculpture is carved from the soft Malta limestone. This limestone considered to be Malta' s only raw material, has a honey looking colour. All buildings, palaces, houses and most of the Prehistoric Temples have been built with this type of stone. Once it is treated with ...
Joe Xuereb
Original Stone Sculpture, 2001
45 x 72 cm (17.7 x 28.3 inches)
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Joe Xuereb; Lamentation, 2000, Original Sculpture Stone, 45 x 54 cm. Artwork description: 241 This sculpture is inspired from the Maltese Prehistoric Templess Fertility Goddess.  It is carved out of the globigerina limestone. ...
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Original Stone Sculpture, 2000
45 x 54 cm (17.7 x 21.3 inches)
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Joe Xuereb; Divine Love, 2003, Original Sculpture Stone, 25 x 30 cm. Artwork description: 241 This sculpture is carved from the Malta globigerina limestone.  It is a soft and porous stone and is considered as the only raw material the islands have.  All palaces and buildings including Maltas Prehistoric Temples are built from teh same stone material.  Once it is sealed, one ...
Joe Xuereb
Original Stone Sculpture, 2003
25 x 30 cm (9.8 x 11.8 inches)
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Artist Statement

My work is inspired by the remains of the Neolithic era of Maltese pre-history. Malta’s Neolithic past is among its most precious heritages.

I focus mainly on the female figure with its obvious manifestation of fertility and on emotions and relationships emerging from this archetype.

I have based my philosophy of art on this figure because it highlights the maternal aspect of our Maltese civilization where the figure of the female principle has been a recurrent leitmotif, not least in the religious sphere.

While my sculpture is rooted in the fertile soil of my country’s prehistory, it tries to transcend this basic heritage by treating universal themes such as love, protection, unity and fecundity arising naturally from its premises.

My subconscious plays a central role in my artistic philosophy. I have been influenced by certain basic themes which recur in my thoughts even my dreams and which inspire my oeuvre.
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