Genti Korini: 'Solid Uncertainties'
Preview: Thursday 20 April 6-8pm
Exhibition: 21 April - 20 May 2017
Beers London is proud to announce a new exhibition of works by Genti Korini, whom we successfully exhibited at ZONA MACO art fair in Mexico earlier this year. Featuring work from 2017 and late 2016, Korini continues to explore the manner in which forms are created and how their cultural backgrounds and social contexts shape them. The works are greatly informed by the architecture Korini's hometown of Tirana, Albania, as it was (re)shaped during the 1980s and 1990s. Evoking turn-of-the-century art movements such as Constructivism, Modernism and Suprematism, it is no mistake that Genti’s works remind the viewer of imagined eastern bloc architecture; these are representations of the monolithic structures and the often impossible, geometric forms intended to mirror early 20th century utopian ideals. Unlike some of the Modernist works that inspire him, Korini imbues his paintings with a unique sense of forceful dynamism and divergent dimensionality through his use of colour, shape, and line.
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. Korini has also exhibited at a variety of international art fairs, recently ZONA MACO with Beers London (2017). Artist residencies include CCA Andratx in Palma de Mallorca (2017); ISCP International Studio & Curatorial Program in New York (2015); as well as Autocenter Summer Academy in Berlin (2013).