Born and raised in Albania, he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Tirana. He has a Bachelor Degree on figurative art paintings. Ermal is a professional artist specialized in portraits, oil and acrylic paintings and so much more. He says that painting brings him peace and grace making him feel as if he lives in it. In 2017 he was part of the exhibition “Religious Radicalism” at the FAB gallery, winning the first prize with an artwork named “Burden”. Two years later he was chosen again to be part of the exhibition in Milan, Italy and won the second prize in the category of the two dimensional physical artwork. He worked for about 2 years in the National Gallery, in a variety of works, but always surrounded by art. He mostly works using photography as a reference. He is a young artist with a lot of potential to create modern works of art and to give his contribution to the artistic sphere.
My work mostly focuses on the human figure. Human nature in all its complexity, the unknown, the moods etc, intrigues me and encourages me to seek more every time and to express everything through my pieces of art. I try to answer many questions that come to my mind. Relationships, interactions with the people around me are my motivation to paint. Photography also serves me in my work as an artist and art creator. I often use it as a reference, but I don’t remain a slave to it. Instead I like to turn it into a work of art by adding my own touch. So both together are like the musician and the orchestra and I am the conductor who orchestrates the musical part, in this case the work of art. I am specialized in oil painting and more, because I even like painting in acrylics and graphite pencil on paper. Childhood and adolescence are themes that I often use in painting, as I think they are two very important periods in our lives. Every day I discover new things in painting, using the most modern pictorial language. Realism and hyperrealism are my favorites and every day I try to improve technically.