Aleksij Kobal (SI)


Združene države / United States
2015
acrylic, oil on canvas
200 x 240 cm

Inkubatorji / Incubators
2016
acrylic, oil on canvas
160 x 240 cm

Vetrnice / Windmills
2016
acrylic, oil on canvas
120 x 150 cm

Prisluhi / Hearing Voices
2016
acrylic, oil on canvas
120 x 150 cm

Exploring the mountain world is like stalking an ideal or chasing endless freedom. Stepping into the antechamber of such a platform means crossing the psychological border and jumping full power at that ideal, while at the same time counting on unpleasant surprises, which derive from it, and which ultimately reveal its illusory nature. This is not very different from water reservoirs that symbolize a similar kind of world in urban city spaces – a world, where the abode of nature is delimited by a razor-wire fence. An artificial image of the innocent, unspoilt spring, a transparency intended for all of us and at the same time limited before us all. Urban water reservoir areas are therefore no different from the heavenly mountain ridges that elude us in daring vertical drops...

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Aleksij Kobal (1962) graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana under Professor Janez Bernik in 1986. He completed post-graduate studies in painting in 1993, under Professor Metka Krašovec. He has received several honors and awards for his artistic pursuits, among them the Prešeren Foundation Award (2016). He lives and works in Ljubljana as a freelance artist.

 

Portrait Photo: Tone Stojko






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