Maltese artist Goxwa’s encaustic works are ones that simply need to be seen to be believed. When people pass by, many do a double take, perplexed as to how her subjects practically lift themselves off the canvas. By utilizing an ancient Byzantine technique of combining oil and pigmented beeswax, her works achieve exquisite texture and depth that in an industry that where visual stimulation acts as currency, is virtually unparalleled.
This past Sunday, Goxwa covered the May issue of Maltese lifestyle magazine, First. In the feature, Goxwa’s journey from starving artist to art world favorite is documented. At a standstill with the local art scene in Malta, Goxwa set off for greener pastures, studying first at St. Martin’s School of Art in London before finding herself at Emerson College right here in Boston.
After spending many years in the United States, Goxwa relocated to Paris in order to exhibit her work to a wider audience. Through much persistence and dedication, she navigated through the tricky Parisian art scene and eventually found herself sought after by galleries from Paris to New York City, including here at M Fine Arts.
Since then, Goxwa has continued command sell-out exhibitions and has remained in high demand. With a vision all her own and a perspective like no other, it’s highly unlikely that demand will dwindle anytime soon.
To learn more about Goxwa, visit her official website.
To view all of Goxwa’s available works, check out her artist page.