Kosta Koçi_People and Time

Exhibition: “People and Time”


April 22- May 10, 2009

The portraits painted by Kosta Koçi are direct depictions of the Albanian

life in a forbidden animation, and in between the obvious and the standstill

hides the dichotomy of repression and expression. Paintings are

created within a historical context, but without the irony of the historical

distance. In the changes of the color palette and the increased use of

the impasto – from Koçi’s earlier paintings to the last ones – we find

the reflection of the Albanian point of view on life, with a consistent and

profound sense of humanity that is extended throughout his oeuvre.