Edi Hila. Painter of transformation
The Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw presents the first retrospective of the Albanian painter Edi Hila.
Edi Hila was born in Shkodër in 1944 and works in Tirana. He is affiliated with the Tirana Academy of Fine Arts, where he is an influential teacher. Educated in Shkodër, a city with its beginnings in the ancient world, Hila has always had access to the roots of classical culture.
He primarily creates series treating a selected theme over several paintings. The most important of Hila’s series include Paradox (2000–2005), Relations (2002–2014), Threat (2003–2009), Roadside Objects (2007–2010), Penthouses (2013), Martyrs of the Nation Boulevard (2015) and A Tent on the Roof of the Car (2017). The realism of his painting is distinct, based on careful observation of detail, which he exploits to convey the psychological truth of the observed phenomenon.
- Kathrin Rhomberg, Erzen Shkololli, Joanna Mytkowska
- Tuesday–Friday 12:00–8:00 pm
- Saturday 11:00–8:00 pm
- Sunday 11:00–6:00 pm
Cover photo: Edi Hila, Mother, 2000, acrylic, canvas, 82 x 101,5 cm. Photo: Jens Zieche. Courtesy Silva Agostini © Edi Hila