Mario Lautier Vella has been leading art classes at OPEN since last October and has helped us broaden our range of classes, workshops and art days out. He is a cross-disciplinary artist working with drawing, collage, painting, photography, video, sound, sculpture, installation, book arts and performance and has exhibited across the UK and abroad.
His current work explores ideas around suggestion, speculation and second guessing – of presence and absence, invasion and evasion, concealment, protection, surveillance, identity, intimacy and the space between our public and private lives. Snatched glimpses, fleeting images, a sensation of constant flux and an array of hybrid, multiple, morphing forms all leave their mark, creating a sense of play and evocation and allowing for further narratives and interpretations to emerge.
Graduating with a Master’s degree in Art and Media Practice from the University of Westminster in 2012, Mario has been teaching since 2011 and enjoys delivering a variety of courses and workshops at City Lit and Watford Museum for both adults and children.
We are delighted that he has a solo show in Watford this summer and urge you to pay it a visit – you won’t be disappointed.