Emiranda Beka is a Kosovo based artist famous for her expressionist style, which heavily incorporates bright colours and abstract concepts. Her work has been exhibited around the world, and she is a leading voice in the field of visual art. She is passionate about her home country and its rich culture, and often features traditional Kosovo folk art in her paintings. When not traveling to show her work, she teaches at the University of Prishtina.
What first inspired you to become an artist?
– Since I was little, I have been inspired by nature and my daily life, I drew some sketches, then I moved on to acrylic and oil colorsThey took me to galleries and museums, and encouraged me to explore my creative side. They also taught me the importance of discipline and hard work in art, and I am grateful to their support and guidance.”
What was the biggest challenge you faced in the beginning of your career? How did you overcome it?
– The biggest challenge I faced in the beginning of my career was finding my own voice and style as an artist. I struggled to define myself and my craft, and it took me awhile to find my own distinct way of expression.
What is your advice for aspiring artists?
“My advice to aspiring artists is to be patient and flexible. It takes time to develop your own aesthetic and voice, and it’s important to be open to experimentation and change. It’s also important to be patient with yourself and your progress. Art is not an easy journey, but with persistence and dedication, anyone can build the skills and confidence required to succeed.”
“What do you find most rewarding about being an artist?”
“Being an artist is a privileged and meaningful profession. I find tremendous joy and satisfaction in creating art and sharing it with the world. It is a constant process of exploration, discovery, and creation, and I feel lucky to be able to devote my life to such a fulfilling activity. I love being able to bring joy and inspiration to others through my work, and I feel proud and grateful for the opportunity to share my talent and passion for the arts.”
“What is your favorite piece of art and why?”
“My favorite piece of art is “The Scream” by Edvard Munch. It is a powerful and emotional portrayal of human suffering, and I find it deeply moving and thought-provoking. The expression in the face of the protagonist and the sheer desperation and terror conveyed in the composition make this a truly iconic and impactful work of art for me.”