During Malta Design Week in Valletta, Absolut Vodka collaborated with two Maltese artists as part of its new global Transform Today initiative. The message is that Absolut transforms the way it collaborates with artists and strengthens efforts to connect global audiences through art.
For this project, Ryan Falzon and Sabrina Calleja Jackson merged their two contrasting styles by working simultaneously on a common surface. Falzon’s art is expressive, while Calleja Jackson’s works are more subtle and sensual.
The result was an organic, vibrant work, a reflection of the vodka’s production process in relation to a Maltese ‘festa’.
The artists got to know each other at Mcast’s Art and Design Institute, where they were involved in a number of independent fine art projects and collaborative works.
This helped them realise the potential of working together. After graduating with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art, they took their separate ways to gain more experience.
Calleja Jackson continued her studies abroad, obtaining a Masters in Fine Art, Site and Archiving in the UK, while Falzon worked on independent projects in Malta and Berlin.
Both always had an ambition towards having their own studios and decided to take this idea forward by working within the Xarolla Windmill in Żurrieq, using the space as an open studio and gallery.
They have held a number of successful exhibitions featuring upcoming and well-known artists working together.