Helidon Xhixha (b. 1970) has, in recent decades, affirmed his position as a leading figure in today’s contemporary art scene, with his work going on to receive much critical success on an international platform. Upon discussing Xhixha’s iconic stainless steel sculptures, the prominent Italian art critic Luca Beatrice is quoted as calling the artist “one of the most interesting sculptors on the contemporary scene”. Currently based in Milan and Dubai, Xhixha holds a prestigious role in the international art scene sharing his innovative vision and technique through monumental examples of public art and redefining the relationship between a sculpture and its environment.
Having inherited a passion for the arts from his father, Helidon Xhixha took the decision to study in Italy, where he was able to develop his technique whilst at Milan’s prestigious Brera Art Academy. In 1998 the artist was awarded a scholarship to attended London’s Kingston University where he was given the opportunity to work with new materials, including stainless steel, that would go on to become the signature medium through which he would lay down his artistic legacy over a 15 year period. Throughout his artistic trajectory, Xhixha’s three-dimensional stainless steel sculptures have shed light upon the inherent relationship between the artwork and its surrounding environment. As famously stated by Xhixha, “I don’t sculpt materials; rather I use materials to sculpt light.”
Ever since his academic years, Helidon Xhixha has been commissioned to design works in various countries across Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and the United States.
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