Press Releases 2014-2015

Cardiff Exhibition for Swansea-Based International Artist

24.03.2014

Alberto TrioAn international artist and University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) Swansea lecturer whose work is a part of the National Library of Wales collection is currently exhibiting in Cardiff.

Carl Melegari, a lecturer on the Illustration course at UWTSD Swansea, takes a contemporary approach to painting, which explores both the human form and the urban landscape. He primarily focuses on semi-abstraction within the figure and has become increasingly fascinated by the versatility of oil paint.

The exhibition is open to the public, free of charge, until Saturday 5th April at Kooywood Gallery in Cardiff. The Gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday, 11:30am until 6pm. For more information visit www.kooywoodgallery.com
Alongside his exhibition in Wales, Carl is currently working with a selection of galleries in New York, Hong Kong, Toronto, Singapore, Paris, Brussels and Milan.

Carl said: “My paintings arguably focus just as much on the medium of paint, and how it reacts with the surface, as they do on the subject of the painting. The sculptural nature of the work is achieved by continuously accumulating and scraping back the paint, such that a figure emerges as if to suggest how the sitter themself has become enveloped and partly obscured by the energy of the paint.

“I have a studio at home and when not working in the University my time is fully taken up with painting.”

The National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth has acquired one of his oil paintings, ‘Fairy Glen’, which forms part of Wales's national collection.

Note to Editor

  1. Images on display include:
    'Alberto Trio’
    ‘Paris’
    ‘Tore’
  2. For more information please contact Steven Stokes, Senior PR and Communications Officer, on 07872 423788 or email pressoffice@smu.ac.uk
  3. The University of Wales Trinity Saint David was established in 2010 through the merger of the University of Wales Lampeter and Trinity University College, Carmarthen. On 1 August 2013 the Swansea Metropolitan University merged with the University.
  4. The University’s Royal Charter 1828 is the oldest in Wales, and it is third behind Oxford and Cambridge in Wales and England. HRH Prince of Wales is the Patron of the University.
  5. On 1 August, 2013 Coleg Sir Gâr merged with the University of Wales Trinity Saint David Group, however they will keep their own brand. Coleg Ceredigion merged with the Group on 1 January 2014.

Further Information

Steven Stokes
Senior PR and Communications Officer
07872 423788 or email pressoffice@smu.ac.uk