Today - in the 'Zogu i Zi' district of the capital Tirana - the work 'Cosmic S' of the well-known Albanian artist Helidon Xhixha has been inaugurated.
Sculpture 'Cosmic S' it was designed as two large irregular pyramids balanced precisely on top of each other.
They represent two different approaches, both necessary to coexist in a society that will flourish in a world in which its people and its different cultures that are represented are closely connected.
Also the mayor, Erion Veliaj, and the minister of culture, Mirela Kumbaro, were present in the morning at the inauguration:
"After an incredible job that lasted a few months, the city receives a gift from those who always have in their hearts with love Albania.
It's a double gift: our Lebanese friends have given the infrastructure of the 'Zogu i Zi' with the fountains and the green space that give oxygen to an area full of traffic.
While the icing on the cake was our friend Helidon Xhixha's masterpiece, which today boasts an incredible reputation as an international artist."- said Erion Veliaj, who then continued to praise the Albanian artist:
"We must be grateful. Today Helidon is among the most awarded artists, whose works cost millions of euros; but despite this, he dedicated three months to a masterpiece for our Tirana, an impressive work that symbolizes the transformation of the capital."- concluded Veliaj.
Herës tjetër, kur t'iu bjerë rruga nga rrethrrotullimi the "Zogut të Zi", mos e humbni skulpturën and ideuar dhe realizuar nga artists shqiptar ?? me famë botërore, Helidon Xhixha.??
Posted by Erion Veliaj on Monday, October 15, 2018
Helidon Xhixha: biography
Born to a family of artists, Xhixha inherited his interest in fine arts and his father's passion for sculpture, which - among other things - was a state portraitist for the Albanian government.
After secondary school, he attended for the first time and graduated from the Academy of Arts in Tirana.
He then moved to Italy, where he attended the Brera Art Academy in Milan in the 1991. In 1998 Xhixha received a scholarship for Kingston University in London, where he developed engraving, sculpture and photography techniques.
He graduated from the Brera Academy in February 1999 with creations that included works in Murano glass and sculptures in stainless steel using innovative and specialized techniques. He is known for his use of polished stainless steel in his sculptures.
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