This is a collection of drawings, watercolors and oil paintings dedicated to emigration. I illustrated , through a suitcase, my story. Without knowing at first, I was drawing miles more stories of people like me, who leave their country in search of a better place, a peaceful place that they often never find. Each page of this book speaks through images, made in oils on canvas, watercolors or pencil drawings hidden corners of the artistic metaphor of my style.
Agim Sulaj was born in Tirana, the capital of Albania, in 1960. He spent his childhood and adolescence in the coastal city of Vlora. From a very young age Agim experienced a passion and love for painting and art in general and the talent manifested very early. In 1985 he completed his studies at the Academy of Arts in Tirana and began collaborating with “Hosteni,” a political and satirical magazine. This exposes the young artist to the world of humor and satire, an important element in the formation of his artistic work. At the same time, he develops a hyperrealistic style that is more dominant in later works. In his cartoons he focuses on the major social and political problems of the 21st century, such as world poverty, environmental pollution, immigrant life, and other social issues. For the first time in 1993, Agim presented his works made during the communist period, in a solo exhibition “Rally of Rimini” in Italy where his portfolio was warmly received. Since then he has settled in the city of Rimini.