An Albanian from Kosovo born in 1946, Hamidi Valdet studied painting in Peje in ex-Yougoslavia, then at The Royal
Academy of Fine Art in London followed by The Royal Academy of Fine Art in Brussels.
The figurative work of Hamidi Valdet is stamped with a colorfull lyricisme, his handling of the figure sometimes
evanescent. His paintings express a certain magic and oscillate between dream images and those of reality.
The artist aspires o a pictural unreality which is nevertheless endowed with powerfull memories of his past.
This allows him to confront his anguishes and also to transcend them in his paintings which carry within them a sense of hope.
Painting provides another life in a place where the lane of the land no longer exists and where the only thing of any real value
is the thinking being.
His vivid and colourfull style varies, in a certain mesure, from one canvas to another, depending on the subject he confronts:
they either convey lightheartedness with light, fading colours or are more sombre where he uses increasing density of medium.
With him, light reveals and is used to emphasise a precise point in the painting. It is not diffuse as sometimes used by other painters, but
contributes to dramatise his compositions. Hamidi Valdet seems to personify this search for the light both in his life and in his art.