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Introduction by E. V. Borg

Joseph Agius is not inspired by beauty. He is impressed by life's vicissitudes, decadence and deterioration, by wanton destruction and death, the singularly democratic levelling. He philosophizes on man's despicable brutality and violence. And although he does not moralize he exposes and condemns man's heinous acts, deceit, hypocrisy and betrayal. Joseph Agius was born in 1967. He lives at Santa Venera and currently works as a senior registered nurse in a pediatric ward at Mater Dei Hospital.

Joseph started his ceramic studies 13 years ago at the previous School of Art and Craft at Targa Gap Mosta. The artist has participated in several collective exhibitions and organized four personal exhibitions including the personal show at Palazzo Castellania recently in April 2010. With ceramics he often uses rusty sheet metal recycled from 45gallon tanks abandoned in our countryside. In addition to 'found object' Joseph uses old newspapers that in his opinion transform into a symbolic protest as the media obscure everyday reality.