I do not differentiate between my feelings and the ways I transform them into my paintings. Moreover, paintings are constructed from my dreams, or memories from the past. Paintings appear from the depth of my being and different situations from life. I paint an objective reality in the way I experience it – a reality experienced with my being yet shown with my stroke of the brush on the canvas. Paintings with the headless people are there to ask questions: Do we know what we are doing, are we aware of our actions and the implications these actions will bring; does forgiveness still exist, or did we leave it only for the deities? Do we have right to suspect, or to accuse someone when we alone are not without the sin? To forgive and to advance, or to stay imprisoned in unforgiveness. Do we then realize that we are stripped of ability to understand worthiness? Do the borders of bad and good exist and where are they? Where are the lines, which can be reached, and those that are forbidden?
In my paintings, man and nature are alike and painted with the same colors, although I believe man, with his actions, has estranged himself from nature.
I come to the finished composition in which drawing is connected to the color, color with the form, and form with the composition.
I was born in Shkoder, Albania, and earned a BFA degree from the Art Academy at Cetinje, Montenegro. I was awarded scholarships while in Montenegro and have exhibited my artwork at galleries in Kotor, Montenegro; Belgrade, Serbia; Shkoder, Albania and Portland, Oregon, where I live and work.
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