LA MAISON DE RENDEZ-VOUS is pleased to announce Blerta Hashani’s first solo-exhibition in Brussels.
Blerta Hashani’s paintings are informed by classical landscape painting, but what they show are private views of the nature surrounding the artist’s home in the countryside of Kosovo. These small-scale works — paintings attached to jute — are experimental, minimalistic sketches based on a few brushstrokes, a sketched line or a layering of translucent paint. Modulated from basic elements, fundamental aspects of landscape become visible: volumes and contours, atmospheres, degrees of luminosity, of lightness, and solidity. Horizon lines turn into coordinates that provide orientation and yet leave much to imagination. These works create a parallel reality to the world as perceived by the artist. The canvas becomes a visualisation of her memory, where the experienced takes shape; a place for impressions of an ambient that remains subjective despite its generalisation.
Sometimes a face shimmers through fields of colour or disappears in the dark. Hashani is interested in the emotion behind the visible, the breath that emanates from everything that surrounds us. Some of her canvases seem to pulsate with colour, even though time stands still in each of these captured moments. These paintings are as much about the place where Hashani lives as about herself and her being in the world. She is the mirror that reflects the information she gathers, the sensations she feels, and the transformations she experiences. Translating all this into lines and fields of colours, the artist enters the image, presenting her own outer and inner view.
Blerta Hashani (b. 1997 in Ferizaj/Kosovo) participated in exhibitions at MANIFESTA 14, Prishtina (2022); LambdaLambdaLambda, Prishtina (2021,2022); National Gallery of Kosovo, Prishtina (2021); Qahili Gallery, Prishtina (2020); Gallery of the Fine Arts Academy FAB, Tirana (2019); International Drawing Biennal and Cultural Days, Ferizaj (2019); Fine Arts Academy, Tetovo (2018) and Gallery of Arts, Ferizaj (2018), among others. She had her first solo-exhibition at LambdaLambdaLambda, Prishtina in 2022.