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Artan Shalsi

1970 Berat, Albania

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  • About the Artist
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Albanian artist, long resident in Parma, Artan (Berat, 1970) sensitive to matter, an abstract and aseptic personality. The metal he molds into rigid or soft shapes, shiny or satin, gives life to a dialogue between reflected light and material: rhythmic surfaces, geometric, parallel shimmering keyboards that are composed in a silent vertical sonata. In other works, with graphite, he reproposes an almost traditional surface: light signs, dense traces, rhythmic gestures. Here too, any reference to something human, organic, is completely sublimated in an ethereal, ineffable dance. Then color returns in some monochrome surfaces: an implicit homage to the pure surfaces of Yves Klein and Mark Rothko, but here concentrated and relaxed in a homogeneity, if possible, even more rarefied: beyond nature, beyond man, beyond time. A presence, a symbol of a reality purified from every possible transformation and disintegration. Artan, exploiting an essential reference to classical sculpture, searches for his own sculptural language made of materials and contemporary thought, thus achieving a work in which classical elegance and cold minimalist vigor coexist. Since 2006, in collaboration with the Niccoli Art Gallery, he has been exhibiting at various contemporary art fairs and many of his works have already been placed in important Italian and foreign collections.

Solo and collective exhibitions:

2019 

• Solo show “Artan Shalsi”, ArteA Gallery, Milano, Italy

2018

• Solo show “Res Non Naturales” - Una vetrina, Roma

• Solo show “Alato Tumulto” - Exchiesetta, Polignano a Mare

2017 

• Art First, Galleria d’arte Niccoli, Bologna 

• “Artan. Pensieri e materie”, De Primi Fine Art, Lugano, Svizzera

2016 

• “morbida 120” installazione “site-specific” Galleria d’arte Niccoli, Parma

2012 

• “Un orizzonte” installazione “site-specific” Galleria Il Ponte, Firenze

2010 

• Art First, Galleria d’arte Niccoli, Bologna, Italy 

2009 

• Collocazione di una sua opera nel Parco Sculture della Fondacion “Pablo Atchugarry”, Uruguay.

• Art First, Galleria d’arte Niccoli, Bologna, Italy 

2008 

• Art First, Galleria d’arte Niccoli, Bologna, Italy 

2007 

• Art First, Galleria d’arte Niccoli, Bologna, Italy 

2006 

• MiArt, Galleria d’arte Niccoli, Milan, Italy 

2002 

• 4th International Biennale, Raciborz, Poland

 2001 

• Mostra Collettiva “LEAR02” Civic Art Gallery “Edward Lear”, Berat (ALB)

• Shalsi-Polovina-Prifti. Art Gallery “Frasherri”, Fier (ALB)

2000 

• Solo show “GABRIEL’S”. Postbauer-Heng. Germania

1999 

• Solo show. Civic Art Gallery “Edward Lear”, Berat (ALB)

1997 

• First Prize “KODRA’97” Award. Civic Art Gallery “Edward Lear”, Berat (ALB)

Works by Artan Shalsi

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2018

121 x 71 cm

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2018

52 x 88.5 cm

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2018

50 x 125 cm

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2017

98 x 125.5 cm

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2016

90 x 100 cm

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