Kosta KOÇI | People and Time

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.