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BIOGRAPHY
NIMON LOKAJ
ARTIST AKADEMIK
Ingenious Academic Kosovar Artist  
PASTEL on pastel paper
© by Nimon Lokaj
FREEDOM ISN'T FREE
Catalogue: Albanian Anthropomorphism

Nimon Lokaj's pastels are simply extraordinary!!
"Roots" is just and example of how amazing is his
mind and skill


Kosovar "PLIS" featured in this artwork is a traditional
white wool felt conical cap worn by some Albanian men,
and is a symbol of ethnicity;

The shape and look of plis vary by region. Albanians
from the south wear hats that are more cone-shaped,
while northern Albanians’ plis has flat tops, and Kosovar
plis like the one in this painting is smaller with round top.

The word is like "Pileus"(latin) and most likely there is
a historical cultural connection with ancient Greece
and Rome, since for Romans the cap was the emblem
of liberty. When a slave, it is said, obtained his freedom
he had his head shaved, and wore instead of his hair
an undyed "pileus" (plis).

The Composition reflects Albanian expression:
“Bukë, kripë dhe zemër” (Bread, Salt and warm heart).
"Roots" oil pastel, 65x50cm , 2000
"Prisoners"
oil pastel, 70x100cm
1992
"The Last Kiss of a Sarcofag"
oil pastel, 70x100cm
1992
"Decani Landscape"
oil pastel, 50x70cm
2001
"Fresh Verticals"
oil pastel, 50x70cm
1995
"Imaginative Landscape in Arches"
oil on panel, 47x54cm
2001
"Solitude"
pastel, 50x70cm
2001
"Artistic Body Movemement II"
oil pastel, 50x70cm
2005
"Artistic Body Movement I"
oil pastel, 50x70cm
2005
"Decani Landscape I"
oil pastel, 50x70cm
2005
"Decani Landscape II"
oil pastel, 50x70cm
2005
"Still Nature"
oil pastel, 100x50cm
2005
"Pattern in Verticals"
oil pastel, 100x50cm
2005
"The Old Oak"
oil pastel, 100x50cm
2005
"Relaxation Under the Old Oak"
oil pastel, 100x50cm
2005
"The Magic of Body Movement I"
oil pastel, 35x50
2004
"The Magic of Body Movement II"
oil pastel, 35x50
2004
"The Magic of Body Movement III"
oil pastel, 35x50
2004
"The Magic of Body Movement IV"
oil pastel, 35x50
2004
"The Magic of Body Movement V"
oil pastel, 35x50
2004
"The Magic of Body Movement VI"
oil pastel, 35x50
2004
"Pattern in Verticals I - Decani"
oil pastel, 35x50
2004
"Pattern in Verticals II - Decani"
oil pastel, 35x50
2004
"A Glimmer of Hope - I"
oil pastel, 50x70cm
1999
"A Glimmer of Hope - II"
oil pastel, 50x70cm
1999
"A Glimmer of Hope - III"
oil pastel, 50x70cm
1999
"A Glimmer of Hope - IV"
oil pastel, 50x70cm
1999
"A Glimmer of Hope"
GLOBAL INSPIRATION
The above pastel cycle "A Glimmer of Hope" created by Nimon Lokaj in 1999,
turns into international inspiration after a decade. In 2011 the talented Italian composer, Claudio Alessandri
based on these lovely artworks composes his beautiful music "Rainbow"

Go to page
GLOBAL INSPIRATION to watch the video and listen to this beautiful music
CONGRATULATIONS to both the artist and the composer
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Life & Death
has its own meaning,
in between there are
Traces


Nimon Lokaj
Europe / Kosova