Jon Kraja (b.1970) emerged in the art scene in the early 1990 as a surprising contemporary artist in painting and set design.
He is known for his unpredictability in producing powerful artworks experimenting in biomorphic forms, paintings, photography and sculptures, preoccupied by the unknown and the usefulness of lifeless objects.
Jon Kraja has exhibited in Italy, Germany, Albania, France, Netherlands, USA. His works are part of private collections.
“My painting is an emotional load that pours over canvas. It is a shiver frozen in time. It is my life, charged with meaning and misunderstanding, my unconscious that astonishes me with its instinct. It is my penance, and the string that ties my heaven and hell. It is love, which not everyone can see.”
2020 IN Paper and Plex / Gallery 70 / TR / AL
2019 Brut@l Elegance / Gallery 70 / TR / AL
2019 Roots and wings/ Agora Gallery/NYC/USA
2018 This is the end/The Hague/NL
2018 This is the end/ Council of Europe/ Strasbourg/FR
2017 Moonlight/Gallery 70/Tirana/AL
2017 Curiosity/ Gallery 70/Tirana/AL
2015 Stemperando/ la Biennale dell’Arte su Carta /Torino /Tirana/Rome
2015 From Rome with Contemporary Fossils/Rome/IT
2015 Split Canvas /Galeria Kalo/ Tirana /AL (group exhibition)
2015 Albanian journey / Dusseldorf /DE (group exhibition)
1998 In the name of the father / Tirana /AL