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Idriz Jossa (1966-Leuven)
Studies at NHISK -Antwerp (1986-1989)

Idriz Jossa explores painting. The thinking and acting man is distinguished by his immanent striving to give form to his surroundings. Social organisation, its accompanying evolution and the individual implications these generate are essential to what we call culture. Idriz Jossa is a fully-fledged member of this community, in the sense that his passion for giving things form is almost boundless. After fashion, performance, readymade and installation art, Idriz Jossa has now turned his attention to painting. But this artist is not throwing himself into painting out of any self-important self-evidence. He turns to the great masters, but he never lapses into shameless plagiarism: his referencing is always personal and critical. That Idriz Jossa probes the pictorial qualities of Pablo Picasso, Manet, Velasquez, … should come as no surprise.