The exhibition called "Go and don't look back" was opened on Wednesday, May 24, TE'Galeria. This exhibition was developed by students of the Artistic Lyceum "Jordan Misja", led by their teacher. Students' creations gave color to this exhibition. The exhibition was open until June 11 from 10:00 - 13:00 and 17:00 - 19:00.
This exhibition had a great curiosity from people, since it is also an exhibition which had creations by students of the Artistic High School, i.e. young artists in this field.
"Her Energy" is the title of the exhibition that opened on Friday, April 7 at the Galeria, at 18:00. About 20 paintings were presented there, mainly with the Acrylic on Canvas technique. The public participating in the opening of this exhibition got to know more closely the paintings of the artist Kristina Shkurti.
The exhibition highlighted the female figure for its beauty, character, energy and spirit. Kristina brought, through her brushes, vibrant colors and strong contrasts which for her have flowed naturally in her creativity. The dynamic compositions of the subjects come often and like a dream that attracts you to be part of it. She said that she often finds inspiration in her unconscious which floats on the canvas together with the colors.
"As human beings, we have 2 types of energy within us, female and male, regardless of gender. And each nature is represented by different opposite characteristics. These energies must be in harmony and must not dominate one another. The rhythms of modern life have become very fast in recent years. A trend has been created for it possessing as many material things and power as possible. Every day, women are in a constant struggle to prove that they can get by on their own without any help, that they are equally capable of working, and this is very okay. But in this daily struggle, without realizing it, they have started to lose their power, their femininity. And this happens where you are in a survival situation. My creations with strong colors and contrasts want to convey exactly this. Don't forget your natural power, your femininity, highlight it, you are more open to receiving help. Be like soft water, not like hard rock."
The exhibition remained open until April 10 from 10:00 to 19:00.
The "Unknown Collective" exhibition by Kristian Zara opened its doors to the public on the 23rd of December. These works are part of the series with the same title, realized from the end of 2020 to the beginning of 2022. The style of the works is expressionism, but with minimalist execution (without many details).
The subject or topic addressed is related to the phenomena of the psychic world and especially in clear connection with memory; with that part of the memory deposited within our being but not very clear. These parts are the ones that, rarely, appear more like a flash in our mind than a pure memory of the past. If we gather them together, they create a collective in themselves for which we have no identity or definition. However, they create their own forms and influence our concepts about the outside world. Perhaps, they are also parts of dreams, perhaps figures that we have seen but that we have not observed for a long time. Maybe!
“There are many things and happenings that remain within our psychic realm. They fill in our inner reservoir of tremendous forces. All are transformed into an intangible matter that moves within the self. Entwined with senses and feelings, touched by thoughts and dreams, they create waves that synchronize light and shadow. Both sides form a unity, a singularity, by manifesting that active invisible life.
Into the mind's energy, to my perception, all these seem to come from unknown collective beings.”
The artist's approach
In my artistic studies, for about 6 years, C. G. Jung's works on psychoanalysis and archetypes have had a strong influence. It is one of the areas that attracts me a lot and has already become a source of inspiration for my artwork. However, the expressionist style prevails in my personal style, while conceptualism is more and more integrated into my works. The subject I have long dealt with is the man or man between the two sides, the inner and invisible and the physical outer. For me, everything in the outer world starts from our inner world where the vital forces of our daily activity are also found.
Important for me to give directions about my artistic work, and not to explain what I want to say or have thought, and why. I think that the best I can do through the exhibiting of my works is to encourage the observer to start a process of reflection or meditation about the phenomena that are fabricated before him through visual reason. Everyone is free to find their own experience within what they see and is welcome to convey it with complete freedom.
This exhibition examines the expression of beauty, fragility and vulnerability of our environment. The young artists, Ilda Pupa offers a powerful personal visage as a metaphor for the cycle of life. We can realize in her artworks that human figure it’s not the superior subject as we think of it in our minds, Nature is. She has managed to develop research around nature, motifs and dreams. Vibrant surface and entangled thoughts as tree branches welcome us in an imaginary landscape. An inner landscape of the artist. They appear as an invitation to connect individual emotions with collective emotions. Nature plays an important role in her paintings. Her works evokes searching and metaphors for attempting to remind us the perilous threat to nature. Technically her paintings are characterized by lines and powerful, lively colors. Colorful abstraction formed by pieces borrowed from nature and the unconscious. Flowers are often seen in her artworks. Flowers are often seen as symbols of joy and pleasure. However, different types and colors of flowers bring unique meanings. Some flowers are seen as symbols of friendship and purity, while others are tied to forgiveness and death. Her paintings communicate emotions that continuously affect our daily lives. In most of her paintings Ilda Pupa seems to have reached her aim.
On Friday, March 25, 2022, the exhibition with young artists was opened in the premises of TE ’Galeria, under the curation of Andi Tepelena. Seven young artists brought together, exhibited their works on oil on canvas technique. A presentations of series of their works of recent years to the public. Daily routine, artistic life, state of mind, childhood, tradition were some of the topics addressed by artists Albi Yzo, Enea Ziu, Kristian Zara, Hert’ha Pataj, Edinjo Jahja, Resina Meçani, Stefania Balla.
The exhibition remained open to the public until April 4 and was finalized with an art talk where the participating artists and the curator were invited. We came together to learn more about the content of the artworks but also the artistic reality in the city, the concerns and the steps that can be taken to make everyone’s contribution even more valuable.
MEET SOME OF THE ARTISTS
To create in our contemporary era, it is in my opinion, to be committed to choosing different forms of expression while preserving the essence of ourselves, so that this energy is distributed in the time and space in which we live
Art, for me, is the ability of the mind to produce works, which society will put in function of its aesthetic and cultural improvement. My work clearly shows my interest in beauty, my ontological search for innovation, undeniable heterogeneity, love for man that he is sublime.
The balance and harmony between them constitute what can be special about my work.
My name is Hert’ha Pataj, I was born in May 6, 2001 in Tirana. At an early age i took interest on art and persuid it on my own. I finished high school at “Petro Nini Luarasi” and currently I study in Faculty of Applied Science and Economy, in the Art & Design Departement. I am doing an intership at a marketing company for design and advertisement and also i work online from time to time also as a designer.
My objective was architecture for a long time until i got myself more involved with art, which made my objective change to Art & Design. A lot of my art is influenced by a lot of artist, painters, graphists from different eras and also from music, which is where i find myself the most inspired, espacially in what concept I will base what I am going to create on.
In my artistic research, the combination of activities along with spiritual manifestation of psyche are already an important part of my studies as an artist. I use the human figure through which I can express all the artistic, philosophical observations that stem from an uninterrupted process of meditation and analysis.
Observing the interaction between the inner and outer world, man and society, nature and humanity, I often happens to immerse myself in a conversation with the former unknown.
Despite the fact that I use someone else’s image, the unknown self is a part of myself which in turn becomes the self-subject (subject) and object to be observed and developed conceptually.
In a society where man is living more within his mind, or virtual world, I want to put apparently the importance of social and family relationships, relationships with the space where we live and the objects that surround us. Painting for me is the perpetuation of a moment, be it and ordinary, real or imaginary. Spontaneous moments from everyday life occupy a part of important in my creativity. These moments not only reveal my feelings and perceptions on reality but also reveal the process of creation itself.
“My Tirana” exhibition with the works of Ergys Demo from 2003 to 2020 will be opened in the premises of ‘Tirana Ekspres’, Jani Vreto street, apartment no. 6, on 27/08/2020 until 3/09/2020.
The artist and curator Ergys Demo shows us through this exhibition the work done for its realization and also narrates the nostalgia of his works, which will bring visitors longing and love for their city ‘Tirana’.
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Tirana Ekpres under the care and treatment of the artist Shpend Bengu, on the occasion of Tirana – 100 years as the capital city, brought to the citizens one of the most wonderful exhibitions of the city with 100 works by 100 Albanian artists. Shpend Bengu, Albanian artist, born on May 12, 1962 in Tirana, graduated in painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Tirana. Active collaborator at the University of Calabria as well as in other public institutions of the Calabria region as an expert in graphic design, painting, multimedia techniques. He is the Ambassador of the values of Albanian culture through the activities of various artists, such as the exhibition “Tirana of Art of three quarantines”.
The exhibition “Tirana of the Art of three quarantines” comes to Tirana with works realized over a century by the most renowned artists such as Buza, Zajmi, Kaceli, Prizren, etc., reflecting the capital, from 1935 until today. This exhibition with motifs from the former Tirana intertwined with the contemporary ones and which brings us closer to the old Tirana, is an initiative unsupported by the competent institutions, but it is an example for anyone who wants to create independent art.
The exhibition has been open for 3 days from July 23 in the premises of Tirana Ekspres on the street “Jani Vreto”, in the yard of apartment number 6 where welcomed dozens of visitors art, intellectuals and tourists from around the world.