Artists
Korini, Genti

Artists

Genti Korini

*1979 in Tirana, Albania. Lives and works in Tirana.

About Genti Korini

Genti Korini grew up in dictator Enver Hoxer's late, stalinist Albania. At the outbreak of the Albanian Rebellion in 1997 he studied at the Art Academy 'Ion Andreescu' in Cluj-Napoca in Romania. From 2001 until 2002 he finished his studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Tirana.
Despite their highly individual approaches quite a number of young painters, students from the Academy in Cluj, have been branded at the 1. Prague Biennale in 2003 under the term Cluj-School for their high skilled painting technique and narrative figurative style.

Genti Korini is not part of this group. His approach to painting and the painted imagination is abstract and concentrated on painting as a strategic and visual approach to the space inside the frame of a canvas. The spatial constructions of his painting are creating a visual word of its own, only existing in the realm of their own creation. He is a painter in the truest sense of the word.
The basis of his paintings is an exact observation and analysis of the visual reality. In addition to painting, he works with photographs, drawings, videos and sculptural installations and deals with the change from communist collective identity to consumer-oriented individualism with all its status symbols. About his photographic and drawing group of works 'Notes from the Underground' from 2019, which deals with the abstract form of new tombstones, he says: 'I would argue that they represent the hybrid identity of contemporary Albanian society: the bygone collectivist, communist system has morphed
today into our consumerist, individualist reality, constructing new imagery along the way.'

Genti Korini is co-founder (2018) of 'Bazament', an independent art space focused on the new emerging Albanian contemporary artists, based in Tirana, Albania.

  • Genti Korini
    Genti Korini, 2019
  • Genti Korini Ephemeral Structures National Gallery Tirana Albania 2013 courtesy the artist
    Ephemeral Structures, 2013
    National Gallery Tirana
  • Fragile Sense of Hope, me Collectors Room, Berlin, 2014
    Fragile Sense of Hope, 2014
    me Collectors Room, Berlin (Paintings Genti Korini / Flower Pots Vlad Nanca)
  • Genti Korini Neighbour Foreigner Neighbour Ministry of Culture Tirana Albania 2020 courtesy the artist
    Neighbour–Foreigner-Neighbour
    Ministry of Culture Tirana, Albania, 2020
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    Tirana, in the 1950ies, Capital of the People's Socialist Republic of Albania.

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