Nude, 2018.
Oil on canvas, (110cm x 140cm)


Ellmo, 2019.
Oil on canvas, (45cm x 55cm)


Arbnor Karaliti (b. 1996 in Gjilan, Kosovo) is a visual artist who lives and works in Prishtina, Kosovo. “As an artist, my creative practice is guided by painting, and spaces through new mediums, to discover and form an artistic identity as a process of knowing myself through art. And I believe, we know who we are by doing. In this context, I use oil and canvas to communicate with the audience through the observation of my subjects, which are characters, from an analysis of their physical position, and the spiritual subject, as a metaphysical about the existence in space and time of their cause and effect.

My work is influenced by personal experiences, existential problems such as isolation or various taboos. My technical way of working is divided through stages both in painting and in the new media. In the painting I sketch with a red line, which helps me to place my subject through the characters and to divide the plans from the background. So, using a little turpentine and oil, I continue to repaint the entire space as a sort of carving until I reach the final phase of the character and the other things.

Whereas my approach in the new media, first, I choose the problem and then during the research process, decide on the medium which expresses best, as installation, video or ready-made material, which fit the exhibition space and a best result of personal experience as a process of my reactions to social relations.

Arbnor spent most of his childhood in a village between mountains near Ferizaj, called Zllatar. He followed his studies on Mathematics and Informatics at “Kuvendi Arberit” Gymnasium in Ferizaj. In 2019, Arbnor graduated from the University of Prishtina, Academy of Arts and Painting.

Artist Arbnor Karaliti. Photography by Sovran Nrecaj. January 2019.


Jane playing with the cat, 2020
Oil on canvas, (70cm x 80cm)


Nora smoking a cigarette, 2020.
Oil on canvas, (120cm x90cm)


Mimi, 2017
Oil on canvas, (90cm x 70cm)


Untitled, 2019.
Oil on canvas, (45cm x55cm)

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