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JOE XUEREB
Ghajnsielem, Gozo - Malta



Original Artworks (6)

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. ...
Joe Xuereb
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.
Joe Xuereb
Original Stone Sculpture, 2014
12.5 inches (0.0 x 31.8 cm)
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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 Temples' s' Fertility Goddess' . It is carved out of the globigerina limestone. ...
Joe Xuereb
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 Malta' s Prehistoric Temples are built from teh same stone material. Once it is sealed, ...
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Original Stone Sculpture, 2003
25 x 30 cm (9.8 x 11.8 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; 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 ...
Joe Xuereb
Original Stone Sculpture, 2005
45 x 64 cm (17.7 x 25.2 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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