The Grandfather by Engjell Berisha

portrait of my grandfather in his style of work, representing the bond between me and him, as we match our colours the eyes observe and tell what were are trying to express, they are the keyholes to infinite imagination and we posses the keys to it as an unfinished legacy.

Title of work The Grandfather
Size of work ( either cm or inches) 60 x 50 cm

Style: Relief symbolism
Technique, Medium & material used Oil on canvas

Date work was completed (only submit work of the current year) 2013

4 Comments on “The Grandfather by Engjell Berisha”

  1. Thank you so much for your submission. I love the use of texture and vibrant colors. It feels to me as if the art work is also very shiny, glossy! Your composition is well balanced and presents to the viewer a symbol message of keyholes. They are the most immediate because of the color white in the background. The supporting base is very strong and gives a sense of power with the use of red and black and the background colors of black for the base and a beautiful golden yellow-orange behind. This suggests to me triumph, support and strength. I believe you have achieved in symbols what you intended with this painting; an unfinished legacy to your common bond with your beloved grandfather. The personal aspects were not immediately clear until I read your description but this is Symbolism at its best!

  2. Linear definition color and spatial presentation bind and compliment the symbolism of the key holes. The colors set the mood fortifying the spiritual connection between you and your grandfather. It is a strong piece reflecting the bond and feelings of your admiration for and desire to carry the legacy. I look forward to seeing more of your work.

  3. The artist has a vision; vision of deep relationship; what he says Bond; His Grandfather appeared to him as Supreme as the figure stands out with imposing strength; well built, a person to whom the artist always looked and admired; he is seeking a legacy; which he wants to carry forward. As a work his attempt to convey the subject is really praiseworthy.

  4. I struggle to find the emotive connectivity given in the work’s description. It reads more like a visual dissection than any bond. I am not convinced this piece works.

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