Driton Selmani - PaintingDriton Selmani - Archeology of Capitalism

Untitled Drawings, 2012

mixed media drawing on paper,

diemensions variable


The Series can be seen as a personal investigation to decipher urban signs, schemes, and elements through memory uniting realistic and utopist elements: all drawing depict a visual recalling of very specific places, cherished childhood- related locations of the artist, which are non existing anymore, with a subtle focus on how the human mind remembers and selects details of houses, streets, or city landscapes through time. Driton Selmani was curious to see if memories could be produced and reproduce, and weather how the transformation of close surroundings manipulates our most intimate visual thoughts.

Text: Kálmán Borbála