Petrit Halilaj is able to match a strong contemporary use of gallery space with a sense of narrative.

While the Kosovo-born artist creates mysterious environments using materials as raw as dirt and rusty metal, he also manages to infuse them with the theatrics of his childhood memories: his own drawings, his mother’s jewels.

The exhibition at the Swiss Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, titled Who does the earth belong to while painting the wind?!, spans across the most varied of media: sculpture and installation, plus video and illustration. By mixing a savvy use of materials and a tight connection to his country’s past -- filtered through the poetic fascination of a child’s eyes -- Halilaj invites the viewer to an emotional trip.

The artist’s work will be on show at Switzerland's Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen until 23 Semptember.

Photo courtesy Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen.

Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen
Davidstrasse 40
CH-9000 St. Gallen
Switzerland