Express Trailers Transports 250kg Sculpture of Swimmer by Artist Austin Camilleri
Express Trailers is proud to have supported artist Austin Camilleri’s ongoing successful solo exhibition currently on at James Cavalier by having transported the 270cm-high statue in un-patinated bronze of local sensation swimmer Neil Agius.
The bronze work, produced in Pietrasanta close to Lucca and weighing over 250kg was transported by Express Trailers in time for the artist’s exhibition LE . IVA ǀ ANGER IS A LAZY FORM OF GRIEF which remains open for public viewing until the 10th of April.
Work on this statue entitled ‘LEAP’ started last summer in Malta with an initial 3D body scanning which the artist reworked digitally first and then enlarged manually in wax, started at the end of October.
“Supporting art is always an honourable thing to do. Especially when we get to support it in the best way we can, by securing its safe handling, transportation and delivery to its final destination. It is what we do every day and what we do best,” said Franco Azzopardi, CEO of Express Trailers upon the arrival of the packed work of art from Italy.
“We are proud to have once again had the opportunity to contribute our resources and expertise to what promises to be one of the highlights of this year’s artistic calendar of events,” added Mr Azzopardi.
Thanking Express Trailers for its support, artist Austin Camilleri reiterated how the setting up of art exhibitions of this nature tend to involve a lot of logistics which turn out to be very complicated.
“I am delighted to have found the support of Express Trailers in transporting this sculpture from Italy to Malta. This monumental sculpture of Neil is one of the main works in this exhibition and therefore, its safe transportation was paramount. So I left it up to the professionals.”
After an absence of more than 10 years from his last solo show on Maltese soil, Austin Camilleri is presenting a set of new works produced over the past five years that draw mainly on Western art history, popular culture and power image traditions.