Between imagination and reality
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The starting point for the discussion concerning the role of drawing and painting in architectural presentation are the works of the Albanian creator Edi Hila, exhibited during the 14th International Architecture Biennale in Venice in 2014. In a series of paintings called Penthouse, the artist, using extremely poetic narratives, examines the specific archaeological research on Albanian modernism. Contemporary Albanian cities are full of uncompleted, abandoned buildings. In his paintings, the author transformed such architectural ruins into imaginary monuments. The poetic nature of the images and themes brought up ‒ as a search for identity and cultural heritage - are reminiscent of drawing and painting ideas from the past of the great artist Aldo Rossi.
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