Alket Zeqiri is an Albanian painter, sculptor and activist. He was born in Prishtina in 1990. After Zeqiri finished high school he continued his higher studies in the Faculty of Arts at University of Prishtina, where he received his Bachelor of Sculpture in 2014, and just recently has successfully finished his Master Degree in sculpture, on the thesis "Misery and Revolt – A Sculpture for the Soul of Hardness".
His body of works range from drawing, painting and sculpture to participatory art activities and street art. He has been involved in international projects of participatory art such as "Immaterial monuments, participatory art and community” and “The use of art where it’s hard to talk”, also exhibited in many collective exhibitions in his home country. As a young artist, his works differ in style and subject since he is a constant explorer.
Artist Statement -
Nietzsche wrote: "There is always some madness in love. But there is always some reason in madness"
In this I find the "material" that constitutes art: love, reason and madness (the latter as a symbol of daring to risk madlessly). Art is the conception of these three elements intertwined together. Love for life, for the world, for the other. Reason that becomes one with the universe and creates new universes. The grandeur of courage to overcome limits, despite the dangers of time and space in which life develops.
It is difficult to have art if you are not fed with a great love, do not arise and breathe from one deep reason and dare towards the impossible, surpassing barriers with immense courage. In my work the emphasis is on the human figure. In a world of high-tech, alienation and individualism I want to bring back a light into what’s human. My works are generally figurative, incorporating styles like surrealism, expressionism, abstraction and realism - painted in oil experimenting with the possibilities this technique offers, also different sculptures in wood and clay.