AGIM SULAJ is a well known Albanian painter. He was born in the capital, Tirana, on 6th September 1960, but spent his childhood and adolescence in the costal city of Vlora.
Since a very young age Agim experiences his passion and love for paintings and art in general and the talent is evident very early on. The paths and narrow streets of the costal and historic city provide the first artistic inspiration for the artist.
In 1985, he completes his studies at the Academy of Arts in Tirana and starts collaborating with "˜Hosteni', a political and satirical magazine. This exposes the young artist to the world of humour and satires, an important element for the formation of his own artistic work. Simultaneously, he develops a "˜hyperrealistic style that is more dominant in the later works.
In his landscapes, the painter expresses his nostalgia for the beauty of the nature as captured during his childhood, whilst his cartoons depict major social and political problems of the XXI century, such as world poverty, environmental pollution, the life of an immigrant and other social topics.
For the first time in 1993, Agim presented his works carried out during the communist period, in a personal exhibition "Rally di Rimini "in Italy where his portfolio was warmly welcomed. Since that time, he has settled in the city of Rimini, together with his wife and two children, where he continues to paint both hyperrealist style paintings and satirical drawings, cartoons that have been internationally acknowledged.
Agim Sulaj is the winner of many international prizes. His work has won prestigious awards around the globe, such as in China, Russia, Belgium, France, Spain, Portugal, Greqi, America, Poland, Turkey, Germany, Sweden, Iran. He has exhibited in famous galleries alongside well known artists, such as De Chirico, Balthus, Nerdrum, Sandorfi, David Hockney and many others , His work has been called "a fine, surreal satirical illustration, metaphor for the state of the environment and the failure to protect it".