KOSOVO (2019)- ESAT VALLA ART SHEET OF 6v
Esat Valla's work is surreal, half figurative, half abstract and highly individualistic. He has participated in many group exhibitions, as well as personal exhibitions both nationally and internationally. His work is held in various galleries, museums and private collections.
In December 2013 the Kosova National Art Gallery opened a retrospective exhibition with 60 paintings by Esat Valla from his early youth in 1964 up to 2013. The curator, Zeni Ballazhi, said he tried to select works from the artist's different cycles or periods. One of these cycles is "Butterflies", created from March 1981 at the time of the demonstrations in Kosovo as a metaphor of sacrificed youth. Works, some of which had not been exhibited before, included drawings and paintings on paper and fabric. Themes included Albanian traditions, as well as surreal and abstract works.