The architecture of Albania’s post 1990s, is the major visual inspiration behind my work. New Albanian architecture emerges as a symptom of rapidly evolving sociopolitical ideology. Decorative aspects of buildings and urban spaces are visual facets of the larger language of expression, which is intrinsically connected to the imaginary dimension of power (its dream space or virtual space). My works are populated with geometric shapes and forms, distilled from observations of the physical, aesthetic manifestations of modernist language and their vernacular interpretations in today’s urban landscape in Albania, later to be transformed into a new artistic reality.
Unfolding City / Single Edition Book / 2020