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Endri Kosturi

Painter and Poet, Endri Kosturi, was born in Tirana, Albania in 1980. He started painting at a young age and his first painting (Spring, 1m x 2m) was exhibited in the National Art Gallery of Tirana, when the artist was only... [more]

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"Unwiped Windows" by Endri Kosturi London, Greater London, United Kingdom
11 Oct - 17 Oct
The Lennox Gallery / details
"UNWIPED WINDOWS" exhibition by Endri Kosturi London, Greater London, United Kingdom
16 Nov - 30 Nov
Grange St Paul's Hotel / details
LIGHT WITHIN THE SHADOWS London, N1 6DP, United Kingdom
17 Nov - 2 Dec
plain wall projects / details

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“Exclusive opening of plain wall projects Thursday 17th of November, 2011, 6pm-9pm 2a Corsham Street, london n1 6dp Private view of ENDRI KOSTURI: LIGHT WITHIN THE SHADOWS”
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Exclusive opening of plain wall projects



Thursday 17th of November, 2011, 6pm-9pm



2a Corsham Street, london n1 6dp



 


Private view of


endri kosturi: light within the shadows


Plain Wall Projects proudly invites you to the opening of our space in Corsham Street, Shoreditch.  Several times a year this space will become a platform for exciting and thought provoking art endeavors.


We are pleased to announce a solo show of the work of painter and poet, Endri Kosturi, within an exhibition designed by Robin Monotti Architects, featuring sound installation by Pablo Marco and a short film about Kosturi's painting method by Marcel Bird Wieteska.  Entitled, Light Within the Shadows, the show includes Kosturi’s vast body of recent paintings seen for the first time collectively in a large-scale installation space. For Kosturi, the relationship between poetry and painting takes on an existential value and expresses the constant and parallel motion that infuses the person and the poet. 


Endri Kosturi manifests an extraordinary sensitivity to colour, and constructs varied formal languages designed to express the infinite wealth of emotions and moods.  Light and color are independent elements, each with its own expressive power, determined, to some extent, by the experience of the life of the artist-poet. The colours of his paintings scratch the surface of the canvas in search for the light trapped within the dense and seductive chromatic texture.  Gradients, transparency, and games of shadows and light appear to adjust to the wavy motions and feverish brush strokes.


The use of articulated sentences transcribing the emotions of the moment is recurring in Kosturi's production. In some cases, the words quickly slip on the canvas almost as if they were to disappear, in order to escape the discomfort of the dark alleys and shadows that we experience in life.  His works become pages of a diary, recounting a world where human emotions and tensions are unified in a single image. While showing conceptual affinities with the works of some great masters of the avant-garde, Kosturi's paintings must be read as the expression of an autonomous and multi-faceted language.


Endri Kosturi, was born in Tirana, Albania in 1980.  He started painting at a young age and his first painting (Spring, 1m x 2m) was exhibited in the National Art Gallery of Tirana, when the artist was only 7 years old.  In 1990 his family moved to Italy. He studied Fine Arts from 1995 until 1999 at G.Sello Artistic Lyceum in Udine.


Endri currently lives and works in London. For many years he has experimented with different techniques and mediums, figurative and non-figurative. Now, he concentrates on non-figurative painting with his unique technique, expressing his vision in its most evocative and poetic sense.   He has exhibited in Paris, Trieste, Milan, London and Rome throughout the past decade. 


 


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After the successful exhibition of "Unwiped Windows" at the Lennox Gallery, the show will continue at the Grange St Paul's Hotel in Central London



Art critic, Libby Anson, was looking for the answer to "what are these works — paintings or poems?"


More to the point, is there any value in separating the two? (...)


The artist’s approach to creativity is in itself inseparable from the cultures that make his life story and which continue to influence his thinking and feeling.Having spent his early childhood in Albania known as, ‘the Italian’ (due to his Italian heritage via his grandparents), aged ten, he moved with his parents to Italy to be identified as ‘the Albanian’, given this is his first language; the essence of all he does ensues from this.


Even now that he lives and works in London, there is very little that is identifiably ‘british’ about his art. Unsurprisingly, given this background, Kosturi’s approach to communication via the marriage between colour and poetry is unerringly passionate and romantic – both in its language and the palette used to speak it. Even the words he uses to describe what he does and why and how seem to inhabit a prosaic place quite apart from what we brits are used to. As he says, “Every language has its own expression”.


In relation to whether he is a poet or painter he adds, “I play with colour, but there is always that conflict….. The painting and the poem actually live in symbiosis. The colour makes the writing grow in a different way. The writing becomes calligraphy, the calligraphy becomes personality and personality becomes a painting".


 


 


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07912 368 665  07533 432 856


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„Unwiped Windows" takes us to Verona or perhaps any other city in the world, where on old walls and windows one can see a mark of passing time, the emotions embedded with a smudge of a finger or an incise of a stone or a key.


The multiple layers of colour remind of the paint on the walls, that scrape off, and while in destruction, reveal a testimony of the past, of romance and of long gone glamour. In the same time, almost to contradict the destruction, all the layers and writing combine together to let the beauty reemerge from beneath.



The Lennox Gallery is proud to announce Endri Kosturi’s solo exhibition “Unwiped Windows” from the 11th to 17th of October (11am - 7pm).


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Private views will be held on Tuesday 12th October 6-9pm and Wednesday 13th October 6-9pm (Artist Endri Kosturi will be present at both evenings).


Kosturi speaks of his work: „My intention is to glorify the contrast of volatile words and thoughts written on walls; to symbolize the marking of our existence; to defend the vulnerability and yet the eternal strength of our passions: pure ideas and dreams.”


Painter and Poet, Endri Kosturi, was born in Albania in 1980 and brought up in Italy. He started painting at a very young age and  has exhibited regularly in Trieste, Milan and Paris throughout last decade. His signature mural theme: Windows, Walls and Balconies,  embodies a research in Italian Informal Art and Abstract Expressionism.


 “Unwiped Windows” represents Kosturi’s premiere in the UK, as this is his first London show.





To R.S.V.P or join our mailing list please contact:


07912 368 665


artist.represent@gmail.com


www.endrikosturi.com


 



 


 


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