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BORIS SELAN

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Friendly persuasion, 2011 Oil on Canvas 75 X 80 Centimeters © Boris Selan
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The Amazons, 2011 Oil on Canvas 80 Cm × 160 Cm
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Black horses to the sky, 2010 Oil on Canvas 150 X 100 Centimeters © Boris Selan
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Leave into the Cinnabar, 2012 Oil on Canvas 85 Cm × 80 Cm © no
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Blue Ride, 2013 Oil on Canvas 110 X 110 Centimeters © Boris Selan
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Simbiosis, 2010 Oil on Canvas 100 Cm × 160 Cm © no
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Capricorn negative, 2013 Oil on Canvas 35 X 37 Centimeters © Boris Selan
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Music Impressions, 2012 Oil on Canvas 100 X 100 Centimeters © Boris Selan
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Care, 2010 Oil on Canvas 100 X 100 Centimeters © Boris Selan
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Before Leave, 2010 Oil on Canvas 85 X 70 Centimeters © Boris Selan
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Swimming Triptych I, 2010 Oil on Canvas 135 Cm × 80 Cm © Boris Selan
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Swimming Triptych II, 2010 Oil on Canvas 135 Cm × 85 Cm © Boris Selan
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Swimming Triptych III, 2010 Oil on Canvas 135 Cm × 85 Cm © Boris Selan
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The Guitar, 2013 Oil on Canvas 100 X 100 Centimeters © Boris Selan
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Green Fugue, 2013 Oil on Canvas 110 X 100 Centimeters © Boris Selan
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Pink sky, 2010 Oil on Canvas 100 X 60 Centimeters © Boris Selan
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On the first buoy, 2009 Oil on Canvas 85 Cm × 100 Cm © no
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Lost, 2010 Oil on Canvas 100 Cm × 120 Cm © no
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Red Fleet, 2007 Oil on Canvas 65 X 90 Centimeters © Boris Selan
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Vivace, 2007 Oil on Canvas 50 X 50 Centimeters © Boris Selan
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Mozaic, 2005 Oil on Canvas 65 X 50 Centimeters © Boris Selan
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Canale Lera, 2005 Oil on Canvas 100 X 100 Centimeters © Boris Selan
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Isola, 2004 Oil on Canvas 70 X 80 Centimeters © Boris Selan
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Bay Sunset, 2008 Oil on Canvas 70 X 80 Centimeters © Boris Selan
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Fear, 2013 Paper 40 X 25 Centimeters © Boris Selan
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AJ, 2013 Oil on Canvas © Boris Selan
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The Woman, 2013 Paper © Boris Selan
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Cavazza, 2013 Oil on Canvas © Boris Selan
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Ljubljana
Birth year
1940
Lives in
Portorose (On the Slovenian Coast)
Works in
Ljubljana and Portorose
Tags
acts, horses, abstract, figurative, landscape, surrealism
Biography of Boris Selan

Born 1940 in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

The canvases of Boris Selan are a testimony to the Slovenian artist's skill, which demonstrates a full understanding of color, form and composition. His oils come alive as cubistic arrangements. They evoke seminal works by Duchamp or Picasso, and their style is reminiscent of early twentieth century art deco. Although the works are figurative, Selan renders his subjects, often nudes and horses, in an abstract manner, while his background as a fashion photographer is evident in his stylized nudes. The painter's love of the female figure has led his work to be published in international magazines, including Playboy.

Selan's bold use of color is what distinguishes him from other, less daring, abstract artists, always controlled but often including brazen tones which induce an emotional response in the viewer. While he paints mainly in oils, Selan is well-trained in other painting techniques, such as pastels, ink, acrylics and watercolor, and is also a sculptor. He has had an extensive artistic career, has worked for the magazine Elle, and has exhibited extensively in his native Slovenia. (Agora Gallery, NYC)