Aljaz Vidrajz

Aljaz Vidrajz

Ljubljana, Europe, Slovenia

About Aljaz Vidrajz

My goal is experimenting with mosaic techniques which are very slow by nature. This is giving me the opportunity to collide the slow execution with and idea trapped in a brief moment. End results are often a surprise to a viewer.
In my work I capture ordinary things, surrounding us every day, in special moments which can tell us different and interesting stories.

Mosaic is a continuous process of translating modern materials in combination with more traditional marble and glass into a realization of visual experiments.
Using different mosaic techniques together with complementary colours and 3D structuration is giving me variety of different options and ways to bring vision into reality.
Working with different elevations and raising mosaic in third dimension is my way of communication with the audience. Every angle of view is producing different visual effects.
In the process of creation I am using a classical mosaic education from Italy in combination with my own techniques. I try to experiment and explore new possibilities of mosaic implementation into modern architecture and also use of mosaic as individual piece of art.

It is interesting to observe how mosaic transcend from fragile idea without material form into
a timeless piece of art that will last millenniums.

Education

Graduated from mosaic art on Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuly-Italy (2010)

Events

'Opening of memorial in honor of Aci Bertoncelj' - 2020 - cooperation with Jurij Smole-author of the template used for making of mosaic - Kulturni dom Domžale - Slovenia

'IX Dvor ART Days' - 2020 - 5 days residency - Dvor pri Žužemberku - Slovenia

'Opening of Memorial Park with mosaic' (made according to the template of Karl Lesjak), - 2019 - Kidričevo, Slovenia

Evidence at National Forensic Laboratory - 2019 - Opening Ceremony as part of This Happy Culture Day - Slovenia

'King Abdulaziz Camel Festival' - 2019 - 1 month residency - Dahna desert - Saudi Arabia

'Slovenian Art Month' - 2017 - 1 month residency - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

'UL ALUO LXX' - 2016 - professional advisor for mosaic subject - 70. year of Academy of Fine Arts and Design - Slovenia - Gallery Jakopic

'Memory of Emona' - 2014 - professional advisor for mosaic subject - 2000 years of Emona - Slovenia - City Hall of Ljubljana

Exhibitions

'38' - 2020 - part of the permanent collection in the DLD gallery - Slovenia

'38' - 2020 - group exhibition at conclusion of art residency 9th Dvor Art Days - Dvor pri Žužemberku - Slovenia

'Evidence' - 2019 - Permanent collection at National Forensic Laboratory

'Takeoff' - 2019 - group exhibition - Museum of Architecture and Design - Slovenia - Ljubljana

'The heart of the desert' - 2019 - group exhibition - Saudia Arabia - Camel Festival

'Sheikh Zayed Fingerprint' - 2018 - group exhibition - United Arab Emirates - Abu Dhabi - Sheikh Zayed Memorial Centre

'Signs from the desert' - 2017 - group Exhibition - United Arab Emirates - Abu Dhabi - Abu Dhabi Art Fair

'Secrets from the desert' - 2017 - solo exhibition - United Arab Emirates - Abu Dhabi

'A secret from the desert' - 2017 - group exhibition - United Arab Emirates - Abu Dhabi - JA Jabel Ali Golf Resort

'N°207' - 2016 - solo exhibition - Slovenia - Secoveljske soline

'Mosaic' - 2014 - solo exhibition - Slovenia - Ljubljana