b. 1984, Albania. Lives and works in London
Alma Bakiaj is currently pursuing an MA in Fine Art from Middlesex University London. Alma Bakiaj creates mysterious narratives of bizarre domestic settings, exploring the tensions between the physical and the imagined world, origin and ephemerality, personal and collective memory, female sexuality and subjectivity. Her oil paintings are alluring and dark fields of pictorial emotional exploration which speak directly to our contemporary fragmentary culture. Her ghost-like figures introduce a complex reality of the female’s intimate space and psyche. She is also interested in traditional painting techniques, materiality, as well as blocks of colours and shapes and their relationship across the painting.