Genti Korini - THE OBJECT AND ITS BACKGROUND

  • Genti Korini - The Object and Its Background, exhibition view
  • Genti Korini - The Object and Its Background, exhibition view
  • Genti Korini - The Object and Its Background, exhibition view
  • Genti Korini - The Object and Its Background, exhibition view
  • Genti Korini - The Object and Its Background, exhibition view
  • Genti Korini - The Object and Its Background, exhibition view
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GENTI KORINI
The Object and Its Background
Saturday - 12.04 / 7PM

presented by prof. dr. Ioan Sbârciu

Genti Korini (b.1979) was born in Albania, studied in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, but returned to Tirana where he lives and works since 2002. His painting depicts exactly this journey between the so-called Cluj-School of painting and the contemporary Albanian urban environment and history of art; still trapped between the communist ideology and the capitalist desires; as the artist explains: "I am interested in how ideology expresses itself through form. What I do is try to investigate the new ways developed by the former communist collective society in order to construct the imagery of the new consumerist individualist reality. I pay attention to and explore the manner in which forms are created and their cultural backgrounds and social contexts shape them. I use painting in a quasi modernist style, to ‘illustrate’ this postmodern diversity of forms and shapes that populate our consumerist culture, a diversity openly expressed in architecture.(...)" from Genti Korini The Object and Its Background, published by Jecza Gallery 2014

According to Christina Steinbrecher-Pfand & Anton Streletzki, Genti Korini's painting can be described as such: "His abstractions appear to be figurative while remaining abstract. They bear an uncanny resemblance to architecture, while being painterly in essence. They hint at the presence of material objects while simultaneously destroying the construction of space that can potentially contain an object within it."

JECZA Gallery houses the exhibition between April 12 - May 31.