Review fom Michele Andree & Artist Shefqet Avdush Emini
SHEFQET AVDUSH EMINI’S REFLECTIONS!
SHEFQET AVDUSH EMINI was born in Davidovc, Kosovo but currently lives and works
in Holland. Having graduated from the Fine Art Academy in Prishtina, Kosovo, Shefqet has
worked as a lecturer but has always been occupied by his painting and sculpture. He now
works as a professional artist.
He describes his work as „figurative abstract expressionism‟ and incorporates a vibrant palette
and a-layering of colour. He uses oil on canvas to create his expressive pieces that blur
abstraction with figurative elements. “My works are often bold in their use of colour and
I can communicate better through visual art than through words…. I started painting as a little
child, from the moment I could hold a pencil in my hands. I started painting because I found
happiness in it.” says he.
Shefqet, welcome and thank you for participating in this project and sharing your thoughts
and talent with us by answering the following questions:
No. 1) What is art to and for you? (generally and personally)
Art gives meaning to my life. Without art the light stops shining.
No. 2) What inspires you?
Each big emotion (happines, anger, sadness) gives me power and the possibility to create
No. 3) When you are creating, painting, where does it take you, where does your mind
When I paint I am not in this world, I create an my new world.
No. 4) Do you think visual art, music and health are related and if so, how?
Music and art feed our soul.
No. 5) How do you feel when you are painting?
Like I traveled a long road. Depends of my feeling ( happiness, anger or sadness). Eventually
I feel free and tired.
No. 6) Under what conditions do you do your best work?
Good health inspiration. I mean that I do my best work when my health is good and when I
feel inspired, indeed.
No. 7) Do you identify with your subject and if so, on what level?
I become one with the subject which I create.
No. 8) Does painting help you connect with your higher self?
Art helps me with everything.
No. 9) How do you feel about creativity in the public school systems?
In general I think that the school system related to art is good.
No. 10) What would you see as a simple solution to improve creativity in the public school
More freedom to express themselves and to fantasize.
Shefqet, thank you again for sharing with us. You are a man of a few words but whose words
say much to those who listen. Until our paths cross again, keep well and be blessed!
TO THE READER :
You are invited to visit Shefqet‟s links to see more of his art. Your comments are always
appreciated, thank you and enjoy!
Filed in: ART • Friday, December 10th, 2010