...Genti Korini’s work approaches drawing as the primary language of visual imagination – the sensible plane which allows for the materialization of ideas into forms. It also incorporates it as the link between painting and other spatial materializations of art, such as sculptural forms or photographic images. The language of modernist abstraction seems to be at the core of his artistic practice, which is often used in order to comment on the ideological contexts from which the forms he explores and manipulates are extracted. Devoid of their immediate context, the viewer’s gaze is forced to explore the migration and reconfiguration of forms as symptoms of social and ideological transformations. The struggle to claim autonomy and to articulate a space of their own is perhaps the most important feature of his most recent artworks, which are thus placed half way between formalism and social commentary, not belonging properly to such predetermined artistic categories. They articulate a paradox: abstracted from their immediate reality, these solitary formal arrangements offer us the possibility to perceive reality better, by laying bare the forces that concur to shape them...

Cristian Nae

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