What happens, when you have to step out of your comfort zone, before you even know what a comfort zone actually is? At an early age, he was forced to leave his homeland, Kosovo and to build up on hope, courage and an all-or-nothing-mindest in his new homeland, Switzerland. Up on three things that have formed his personality and his character, brought him to Paris and New York and finally made his artwork to what it is today. Driven by the eternal quest of perfection, it is primarly the high contrasts, with which Konxheli knows how to play in his pictures. They’re either garishly colorful or colorless, but they all have something in common: You will seek in vain for fragility and melancholy. It’s the strenght that characterizes them, without making them look too harsh. He doesn’t focus on who his objects are, much more on who they can be. Konxheli finds strength in weakness, catches them with passsion, brings them with color to life or lets them live forever in black and white. written by Leila Alder

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