Nine young Albanian artists have filled the Blanchaert Gallery in Milan with colors and emotions. Between the months of June and July between students and former of the Brera Academy of Fine Arts, they presented the collective exhibition Pre & Post Contemporaneo to the Milanese public.The gallery owner Jean Blanchaert great connoisseur of Albania, he told how the idea of this exhibition was born, speaking, even of his first entry into Albania, which took place in a somewhat bizarre way, because in order to obtain the "permit" he had to "face" an interview in a Marxist-Leninist center. After traveling all over the country he had unforgettable sensations and memories both for the landscape and the perfumes, and for the archeology, but also the food was no less. He returned twenty years later, in December of the 2007 and stayed ten days in Tirana. During this period he met many Albanian artists, but he was particularly fascinated by personality and work of Ali Ozeku and Gasmend Leka. It was this attachment to Albania that led him to organize the collective exhibition.
In February of this year, the gallerist had hosted the personal exhibition of Arjan Shehaj, (one of the protagonists of "Pre & Post Contemporary "). He asked Arjan to introduce colleagues and compatriots from the Brera Academy and so together they began to shape the project.
The artists are all very young, between the ages of 21 and the 26 years, coming from different cities of Albania. The works present at the art gallery have an emotional value such as to soften any strong emotional resistance.
Alban Met-hasani presents "Before the storm", a work depicting the encounter between the earth and the sky a few moments before a thunderstorm, immortalizing the fraction of an instant. The moment of an event that is not represented in its apex and not even in its while it is suspended in the moment before each act, in a timeless time, where the holding of the breath seems almost infinite. The awareness that something is about to happen makes this moment even more eager.
Ervin Zyka he manages to capture the light and let it seep into the shady areas of the forest with his "Task of an artist". Artistic work is based on the search for light and chromatic studies, trying to capture the light, fundamental for form and matter, trying to obtain freshness in paintings using the minimum dispensable brushstrokes.
Rabie Nerguti he painted paper boats, symbols of a journey, even a spiritual one, undertaken towards Italy. His work, "Travel" it is summed up in the stillness of truth and peace, in the search for immortality and the discovery of a spiritual center. Together with her in this new journey there are both real and imaginary feelings in the search for the IO and the meaning of life.
Jonil Celo the drawing virtuoso takes us up to unknown places making us feel the music. The work "Exasperation" emerges from a search for movements where, through geometry, bodies come to life finding themselves in lines and freeing themselves through expressive impulses. Inside a silent language this figure expresses the unspeakable and finds itself giving voice to the energy it possesses inside.
Xhaxho people, and his "Freedom"make a female body in fibrillation. It tells The redemption of the woman occurred in an infinite amount of time. It is the documentation of a simple reality. the female representation takes place in a moment of joy and strong emotion for the woman who, crossing her static body, provokes immense emotions making her out of the schemes of society.
Arjan Shehaj tells us about the original beauty and its simplicity. His work is an invitation to think and to use imagination. "Harmony" it has a spiritual character and possesses a noble soul full of authenticity and a static stillness. They chase white lines on a gray background, primordial cleanliness in an open spiritual vision.
Shpati Hodoj presents the project of an outdoor installation. An obscure industrial building lights up red, yellow and blue and draws our attention. The installation project "Unconscious" is a dramatic representation with the poetic prerogative of B. Brecht. Images and audio take us back to the tragedy of the Second World War. His work expresses the unconsciousness of man that is always foreign to the body and the mind.
Adi Haxhiaj with "Heavenly remote visions" he paints memories, dreams and sensations by transferring them to the canvas. The mysterious sense of existence investigates the reality that surrounds it, analyzes the fascination of the unknown by recomposing it on the white canvas using traces of chromatic memory that have remained imprinted in the mind. The depictions vibrate and hurl the visual evidence emphasizing absolute uncertainty.
Florian Zyba he is fascinated by color combinations making them talk to his "Pulse" The work is the manifestation of an emotion, which is translated through line expressions and using the harmony of the nuances and the gracefulness of the movements. The different rhythms are in relation with time and space and like music, the canvas expresses what we are atonic. Work is an analysis of human emotions.http://www.galleriablanchaert.it/
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