Valdrin Thaqi

Valdrin Thaqi

Definition, 2019
Oil on canvas.
49 × 37 cm.

Pulling inspiration, in part, from Erich Fried’s poem of the same name, Definition (2020) by Valdrin Thaqi (*1994, Kosovo; Academy of Arts in Pristina, Kosovo) envisions an ominous moment. The body of an animal –– likely a dog –– is shrouded in a white sheet. The dark environment, as Thaqi writes, “suggests a presence, an observer, while the big jungle-like bush waits to swallow the body.”

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