Libby Edwards Galleries & Art Consultancy

Frank Malerba

Recognised in Melbourne and nationally for his sculptural works, Malerba continually delights viewers with his lyricism of line translated into steel. Working from line drawings, Malerba creates sculptures of the drawings formed out of laser cut steel. Malerba states, "Using a linear approach I am able to accentuate and capture the sense of movement that is unique to the subject matter. I am interested in capturing the many fleeting moods of my models."

Malerba’s work articulates a combination of new wave pop – realism, the abstract and the figurative sublime. This is achieved through the bold use line combined with progressive techniques and materials, lending the work to be sensually urban. His art practice also consists of paintings and public art. Malerba has been commissioned to complete prominent public art work situated in St Kilda, South Melbourne and Flemington.