Seeking for freedom. That I think is art.
...what is actual truth, fucking, rock and roll, life in a future, sleeping outdoors, wealth, enjoying rest time, aroma party, a violence of authority, perseverance and fighting spirit and physical endurance, odds and ends ...
I live in a place where people hang out together in peace. I am looking for moments that does not matter much in plain view, but I simply can not forget them. It does not matter if I am awake, dreaming or imagine it. Everything is happening just now, and there is no space or time. Music and water are important. A clear idea is an art. Everything that is simple is good.
I try to be raw with the material. I get the hint, then I think, write and do. I examine the concept through various media as far as I am able. Once completed, the work has a sense of simplicity about itself. It bears the basic simple, raw and funny information. When looking at it, it has to be seen as it was done "just like that". I show what you see. There is no story behind.
The image is shortened duration of piece of art. Long duration art is manipulated and too far from real now/moment. Because there is just now. Endless things, procrastination, and enjoyment, yet staying prepared and moving towards a goal which resembles rebirth. How we live now and in the developed future.
Life is a ride and then you go to sleep. I do it constantly and pick myself up to improve stay and lust. Do it easy! Give & Get. 2017
Born in Slovenj Gradec 1977 and raised in Velenje (Yugoslavija).
Live in Ljubljana, Slovenija-EU.
2003 MFA Exchange at the Academy of Fine Arts in Muenchen, GER
2004 Master's degree studies - Academy of Fine Arts and Design, University of Ljubljana, SLO
2002 Not-Oreste Festival (art-video presentation), Montescaglioso, ITA
2009 International Studios for Curatorial Program, New York, USA
Artist working with
Nataša Skušek, Robert Jukič, Klemen Klinc-Ziebane, Marko Tadić, Alfio Petrini, Scott Lawrence, Mateja Bučar, Ajda Valcl, Stojan Knežević
Prizes and awards
2001 Prešernova Award for Students - Academy of Fine Arts and Design, University of Ljubljana, SLO
2008 OHO Award, Gallery and Center p74, Ljubljana, SLO
2017 Artslant 6th (drawing), 7th (new media) and 8th (abstract) Artslant Prize Showcase Winner, Los Angeles, USA
2002 Gallery Velenje, Square, Velenje, SLO
2003 Galerie Jaspers, Open Art 2003 Muenchen, Muenchen, GER
2009 Galerija Gregor Podnar, fuckin' hanging, Ljubljana, SLO
2012 InternationalCentre of Graphic Arts, sofa, Ljubljana, SLO
2013 Galerija Gregor Podnar, LET GO, Ljubljana, SLO
2014 Gallery ŠKUC, night train (who's there?), Ljubljana, SLO
2015 Gallery Apoteka, under the counter, Vodnjan, CRO
2005 The 12th Biennial of Young Artists From Europe and The Mediterranean, Naples, ITA
2006 Emergeandsee, EU 2006Ttour, Berlin, Budapest, London
2009 Gallery ISCP-NY,geris magic acid bar, New York, USA
2011 29th Graphic Biennale in Ljubljana, fuckin rabbit, Ljubljana, SLO
2013 Gallery ŠKUC, THE PLEASURE IS MINE, Ljubljana, SLO
2014 InternationalCentre of Graphic Arts, Crossings, Ljubljana, SLO
2015 Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, Crises and New Beginnings: Art in Slovenia 2005–2015, Ljubljana, SLO
2016 The Centres of Printmaking: At the Intersection of Knowledge,Learning and Cooperation, International Centre of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana / Belgrade / Philadelphia, SLO / SRB / USA
2017 Temporary Encounters, Galerija Galženica, Velika Gorica, CRO
2017 SintArt 07: Marko Tadić - Man standing in a Museum looking at something, Collection Richter, Zagreb, CRO
International Centre of Graphic Arts, Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, Gallery Velenje, SCCA Collection, Krušec Arhitektura ,KD group, Galerija Velenje, Galerija ARSIN, MO Velenje, MO Slovenj Gradec, Vzajemna Ensurance, Galerija P74, Boniteta, ESTOTECH, Formitas, Ljubanovič-Todorovski, Runjak-Grebenšek, Taxgroup, Uranjek IRWIN, Žibret Law Office, Skušek Jewellers, Markoja, DANS Architects, Dešman, Pirkmajer