From Rome with Contemporary Fossils

October 30 >December 5, 2017

Contemporary Fossils

Opening Reception : October 30, 6-8pm
Gallery 70 at Toptani Shopping Center Ground Floor, Tirana
Photo: Jon Kraja black and white photography 30 X40 cm

…the concept of Contemporary fossils has a particular place in Kraja’s creation. It comes as a reflection of the relationship between human beings and their own products. The act of creation moves into the dynamics of two process : the first it is the curiosity and engagement of the artist to deform the plastic and create these strange and unconscious shapes, contemporary “neoclassic” forms of our era… a bit later fossils of our civilization. Second process reinserts these products of the creation in a dialogue with the urban space, architecture and nature. You cannot stay without feeling the irony in the Contemporary Fossils in their relationship with the nature, background, playful illusion of size, material and color. But beyond this, beyond the ideas and social engagement, there is something purely artistic in them It is the artistic will, unconscious, unintentional , to deform, to transform something obvious into something recyclable, more intimate in each person’s imagination. It is an act of empathy !

Jon Kraja is born in 1970 in Tirana, Albania where graduated from the Arts Academy. He has developed an original style mostly based on autodidact research. He works are featured in collective and personal exhibitions, both in Albania and abroad: Switzerland, Germany, USA, France and Netherlands .To discover more about the artist



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