The wax-and-oil-based medium Goxwa uses demands rapidity of execution because the paint dries quickly.
It also provides a more solid-looking coat of paint, one which suggests the permanence of a wall as well as the fragility of what decorates it, and permits a richness and a liveliness of color that recall both ancient Mediterranean art and modern Mediterranean scenery.
She was born in Valetta, Malta in 1961. She began painting at a very young age, her encaustic works on canvas defy categorization. Although she draws inspiration from ancient fresco, her paintings have a very contemporary feel. Goxwa explores all genres, yet all of her paintings have the same element of mystery and intrigue.
« I would like to think that I am being faithful to those old fresco painters, who were of course « modern »
in their days uniting technique and feeling, careful observation of the world around them with fading
but still living traditions of an art that must go back to the painters on the walls of caves thousands of years ago ».
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