Ali Oseku

Was born in Tirana in 1944. Imprisoned for three years during the dictatorship, he was condemned as a modernist who had fallen under the evil spell of Picasso, Chagall and, worst of all, Jackson Pollock and Salvador Dali. Oseku painted Enver Hoxha’s 8 by 10 portrait in 1987.

During the communism era he was among the most celebrated set designer, a painter who had won a national competition and had been awarded a Communist order, Up With Revolutionary Spirit when he was only 28 years old.

He loves to depict open spaces with a passion for structure, for consistency.