JON KRAJA

Brut@l Elegance
80cm x 80cm x 110cm
Brut@l Elegance
80cm x 80cm x 110cm
Brut@l Elegance
80cm x 80cm x 110cm
Brut@l Elegance
80cm x 80cm x 110cm
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“My painting is an emotional load that pours over canvas. It is a shiver frozen in time. As long as I’m alive, my painting never ends. 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.”

Jon Kraja is born in Tirana in 1970, where  he graduated from the Arts Accademy of Tirana in 1994. Descending from a family of artists, inspired by his grand father Master Kole Shiroka and raised during the communist dictatorship in Albania, Jon Kraja, has developed an original and personal style, based on autodidact research, going beyond conformity. He produces powerful and surprising artworks preoccupied by the unknown and the mystery of lifeless objects.

Jon Kraja has exhibited in Italy, Germany, Albania, France, Netherlands, USA. His works are part of private collections.

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Selected Exhibitions

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

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MOCKUP4

From Rome with Contemporary Fossils

Published by Fava 2015
© Jon Kraja

This is the end

Published by Baron 2018
Isbn 978-9928-4468-1-7
© Jon Kraja

Black Sun

RTSH Documentary 

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Moonlight

Top Channel, 2017

Moonlight

Scan Tv, 2017

Brut@l Elegance

A2CNN, 2019