DALIPKRYEZIU (Albanian 1964- )
Dalip’s palette combines elements of abstract expressionism mixed with post modern, avant garde strokes of color that plunges deep into the subconscious. His favorite artist, Jean Dubuffet, brought him up from the machinations of Art Brut to hints of George Baselitz, Picasso and Cy Twombly, all rolled into one canvas. In the end, Dalip’s paintings are supremely Dalip. His mind, like his art, is an obsessive study in feeling and being an “artiste.”
Dalip Kryeziu was born 18 June 1964 in Bubavec/Kosovo. He uses his first name Dalip as his pen-name. His childhood was spent in a large rural extended tribal family. After elementary school, his entire family moved to Klina where he attended secondary school.
From the age of 11, Dalip began to draw under the influence of his uncle, an academic painter. During a summer stay in Porec he met with a portrait painter who strengthened his decision to become an artist. After his education at the teacher training college in Gjakova and the English University in Pristina, he traveled throughout Europe earning his living with portraiture.
In 1988 Dalip moved to Austria and soon after acquired Austrian citizenship. In 1989 he became a Member of the Association of Austrian Painters. Two years later he was shown in various exhibitions in Austria and soon thereafter in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in Salzburg.
Dalip’s work has been represented in many international Exhibitions such as the Biennale Internazionale dell`Arte Contemporanea in Florence 1997, the “Arte Fiera Cornice“ in Venice 2007 and the Prague Biennale 2009.
His avant-garde, post modern style has garnered him recognition by collectors and museums throughout Europe.
Since 2006, Dalip has lived in Frankfurt am Main. His work is in the following collections:
Museum der Moderne Salzburg
Oberhessisches Museum Gießen