Biography

I have created in various media: painting, sculpture, installation, performance, conceptual projects, photography, interior design, graphic design and illustration. I have studied and explored the field of mythology and symbolism, psychology, philosophy, physics, quantum physics, mathematics, chemistry, various techniques and methods of human consciousness and perception.

Education

2019 became a professor at the Arhouse, Ljubljana

2010 became a professor at the Academy of Design in Ljubljana and expert at The Slovenian Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education

2009 got PhD in Arts

2007 became an assistant at the Academy of Design in Ljubljana

2000 Masters’ degree at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design- Sculpture

1998 finished Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana – Painting

1992-1994 attended College of Drawing and Painting in Ljubljana

Awards and artist residences

2015 Slovenian Ministry or culture grant

2013 Rozman’s honourable mention award, Academy for design, Ljubljana and Roberto Cimetti travel grant

2010 artist-residence at Storytelling, University Zadar, Croatia

2009 artist-residence in Berlin, Ministry or culture
grant for young and perspective artist, ZDSLU

1998 grant from Slovenian Ministry or culture for talented students

1993 Zois grant for talented students

Artist statement

I have been doing many different things all my life. I have created in various media: painting, sculpture, installation, performance, conceptual projects, photography, interior design, graphic design and illustration. On my professional path of a visual artist I have always been intrigued by the objectivity of the visual language and its connection with the deepest human desire to communicate.

Major solo exhibitions

2019

  • Mystical Journey, Gallery “Jožef Štefan“, Slovenia
  • Great white rose, Castle Snežnik, Slovenia
  • Mystical Journey, Galeija Ilirska Bistrica

2017

  • Mystical Journey, Gallery Pogled, Kamnik, Slovenia

2015

  • Illuminating the Reality, Gallery AS, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2013

  • Black book -Patience, Gallery Alkatraz, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2008

  • Purusha, Gallery Kresija; Ljubljana, Slovenia

2005

  • Relationship, Gallery Ivan Grohar, Škofja Loka, Slovenia
  • Diary, Photogallery Stolp, Maribor, Slovenia

2003

  • Curiosity Kills the Cat II., Gallery Alkatraz, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • En face Profile Ass, Le Musee di-visioniste, “{self}_representation 2003”

2001

  • Diary 10. 7. 1997, Gallery Alkatraz, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2000

  • Good Morning Kiki, Gallery P74, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Diary 10. 7. 1997, Gallery Simulaker, Novo mesto, Slovenia

1998

  • Memory in Time, castle Mala Loka near Trebnjem, Slovenia

After many years of intensive and in-depth research, I realised my medium can be everything I use for narration, with which I can arise the exact feeling I want – only clear visual communication is important. For the past seven years, I have been returning to the roots of my artistic education, to my original love – painting. I paint in the manner of the old masters who called themselves the illuminators. They illuminated reality and wanted to bring light to people through visual language. Clarity and light led me in the path of understanding painting and, consequently, all other media as well as life itself. Painting for me is not only the application of color surfaces on the base but the research of a deeper understanding of life itself. In order to discover the unique technique of painting with light, I have studied and explored the field of mythology and symbolism, psychology, philosophy, physics, quantum physics, mathematics, chemistry, and various techniques and methods of human consciousness and perception.

Memory in Time
Memory in Time, castle Mala Loka near Trebnje, Slovenia (1998)
Major group exhibitions

2019

  • Majski salon, Annual exhibition The Slovenian Association of Fine Arts Societies, National museum Slovenia

2014

  • ARTOUR-o the MUST,Genova, Italy

2011

  • Image of perfection?, Gallery Alkatraz, Ljubljana

2010

  • Storytelling, St. Dominik church, Zadar, Croatia
  • Private View: Renaissance Nostra, Projektrum Sophienstrasse (Jarmuschek+partner), Berlin, Germany

2008

  • Photography that is not, City gallery Piran, Slovenia

2006

  • Intimno, project Relationship, City gallery Piran, Slovenia
  • Self-portrait, projekt Good morning Kiki, Art Gallery Maribor, Slovenia
  • Festival City of women, Depictors of Imagination, project Goodnight stories, Ethnographic Museum, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2003

  • Read it before you eat it, project Curiosity kill the cat I., Magdalenska mreža, Maribor, Slovenia

2002

  • Escape from Alcatraz, Williamsburg Art and Historic Center, New York

2001

  • Corpus del acti III., project Dobro jutro Kiki, Gallery Rihard Jakopič, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Men, project Relationship, Likovni salon Celje, Slovenia

1999

  • Look 1, Lamutov likovni salon, Kostanjevica, Slovenia
  • Festival Break 21, Rog factory, Ljubljana, Slovenia

1997

  • Desideratum, Gallery A’petit, Ljubljana (SLO); Gallery Collegium Artistikum,Sarajevo, (BIH)
  • festival Break 21, with a project Bodily attachment of body, tunnel in Ljubljana

1996

  • As Will and Notion, castle Snežnik, GRG 23 kolektiv, instalacija A bewitched princess

1995

  • A Rustle of Glassy Silence, Magdalenska mreža, Maribor
Mystical journey, from the opening with Noah Charney
Mystical journey, from the opening with Noah Charney
Relationship catalog (2000)
Escape from Alcatraz, Williamsburg Art and Historic Center, New York (2002)
As Will and Notion, castle Snežnik, GRG 23 kolektiv, instalacija A bewitched princess (1996)
first pillow painting, format 35 cm x35 cm, wire, paper and earth on canvas (1998)
first pillow painting, format 35 cm x35 cm, wire, paper and earth on canvas (1998)