Zona Maco, Mexico City (2017)

'FROM SCREEN TO CANVAS NO.1' (2016), OIL ON CANVAS, 160X120CM
'From Screen to Canvas No.2' (2016), oil on linen, 160x120cm
'From Screen to Canvas No.3' (2016), oil on linen, 160x120cm
'FROM SCREEN TO CANVAS NO.4' (2016), OIL ON CANVAS, 160X120CM
'FROM SCREEN TO CANVAS NO.5' (2016), OIL ON CANVAS, 160X120CM
'FROM SCREEN TO CANVAS NO.6' (2016), OIL ON CANVAS, 160X120CM
'FROM SCREEN TO CANVAS NO.7' (2016), OIL ON CANVAS, 160X120CM
'From Screen to Canvas No.8' (2016), oil on linen, 160x120cm
'From Screen to Canvas No.9' (2016), oil on linen, 160x120cm
'From Screen to Canvas No.10' (2016), oil on linen, 160x120cm
'From Screen to Canvas No.11' (2016), oil on linen, 160x120cm
'FROM SCREEN TO CANVAS NO.12' (2016), OIL ON CANVAS, 160X120CM
'FROM SCREEN TO CANVAS NO.13' (2016), OIL ON CANVAS, 160X120CM
'FROM SCREEN TO CANVAS NO.14' (2016), OIL ON CANVAS, 160X120CM
'FROM SCREEN TO CANVAS NO.15' (2016), OIL ON CANVAS, 160X120CM
'FROM SCREEN TO CANVAS NO.16' (2016), OIL ON CANVAS, 160X120CM

Zona Maco 
8-12 February 2017 
Stand ZMS-12
 
We are delighted to particpate for the first time in Zona Maco in Mexico City with artist Genti Korini (biographical information below). Click here for more information on Zona Maco
 
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Genti Korini's canvases embrace the creative and conceptual traditions of modernism. Deeply informed by the function and process of painting throughout history, Korini creates a distinctly subjective prism that recontextualizes art historical currents, bringing to life a novel manifestation of a celebrated 20th century aesthetic. Korini's work depicts geometric abstractions that recall elements of architectural forms. Color is a dominant visual feature across his paintings, imbuing them with a forceful dynamism and divergent dimensionality. The sharp angles and curved slopes of his formalistic spatial constructions create a mutability that is at once alluring and enigmatic, readily transcending illusory forms. The architecture of Korini's native Tirana serves as the visual underpinning of his works. Following the Albanian capital’s robust revival in the late 1990s, the city's drab facades and crumbling edifices were painted in bright colors, an overt gesture signaling the evolving ideology of the republic. For Korini, architecture is representative of power itself, a visual manifestation of sociopolitical principles. Through his work he seeks to 'explore the manner in which forms are created and how their cultural backgrounds and social contexts shape them.’

GENTI KORINI (b. 1979) holds an MFA in painting from the University of Arts in Tiran, Albania (2002) and has also studied at the University of the Art and Design from Cluj-Napoca in Romania. Korini has exhibited extensively including the following solo exhibitions; Inside My Walls I See Yours (2015) at Martin Asbaek Gallery in Copenhagen; The Object and Its Background (2014) with Jecza Gallery in Romania and Ephemeral Structures(2013) at the National Gallery of Art in Tirana. Group exhibitions include Homage - Ideal or Pattern? (2016) at Knoll Gallery in Vienna, Shape of Time - Future of Nostalgia (2016), National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC) in Bucharest; Art Encounters Biennale (2015) in Timisoara, Mona (2015) at 68 Projects in Berlin; Fragile Sense of Hope(2014) Me Collectors Room in Berlin among others. Artist residencies include ISCP International Studio & Curatorial Program (2015) in New York as well as Autocenter Summer Academy (2013) in Berlin. Korini has also exhibited at a variety of international art fairs.