Andrej Mratinković

Andrej Mratinković

Celje, Savinja, Slovenia

About Andrej Mratinković

Andrej Mratinković was born in 1984 in a town Celje in Slovenia. He graduated at the Department of Fine Arts at University of Maribor in 2011. When he decided to study fine art, he quickly came to realize that his work will also be to deeply analyze all the components that will give him an artwork that he truly strive for; and for that he would need a lot of exploration, experimentation and experience. A turning point in his artistic development was the discovery of artworks by sculptor Mirsad Begić, who inspired him with his incredible work, personal mythology and introduced him to natural materials, especially "coffee". Mratinković's main fields of art creating are drawing, painting, small sculptures, digital art and graphic design. He would define himself as an "experimental artist" who has been intensively experimenting with various themes, styles and materials since he "decided to enter the world of art." /// His work is often linked with concepts like: imagination, primacy, archaism, mysteriousness, mysticism and poetics. /// Contact: a.mratinkovic@gmail.com ///

Education

Bachelor’s Degree, Professor of Fine Arts, Department of Fine Arts, University of Maribor, Slovenia
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Graduated with the highest achievable grades with a diploma entitled “Drawings with coffee, From Mirsad Begić to My Own Works”.

Events

• Presentation of the selection of poems from not yet published book, Terme Olimia, Podčetrtek, Slovenia, 19 February 2016

• Presentation of the selection of poems from not yet published book, Terme Olimia, Podčetrtek, Slovenia, 6 February 2016

• Presentation of the collection of poems Maybe we, House of Culture Dom II. slovenskega tabora Žalec, 4 May 2011

• Diploma thesis presentation. “Drawings with coffee, From Mirsad Begić to My Own Works ” Polariteta Gallery, 21 April 2011

Exhibitions

/// SOLO EXHIBITIONS ///

• Les miracles II, Celje School of Economics, Celje, Slovenia, 2020

• Les miracles, Gallery Okvir, Celje, Slovenia, 2018

• Icarus's small invisible worlds, Gallery Okvir, Celje, Slovenia, 2017

• Icarus's invisible worlds, Roblek’s Hall, Žalec, Slovenia, 2017

• Icarus’s secrets, Terme Olimia, Podčetrtek, Slovenia, 2016

• Invisible world (Invisibilia), Gallery Barbiton, Celje, Slovenia, 2015

• All that is and all that is not (yet) …, Kreativna Zadruga, Žalec, Slovenia, 2015

• Maybe we, House of Culture Dom II. slovenskega tabora Žalec, Slovenia, 2011

• Entrapment, The Old Castle Celje, Slovenia, 2005

/// GROUP EXHIBITIONS ///

• Kids are starvin’, that’s how it is, Roblek’s Hall, Žalec, Slovenia, 2013

• Written off, University of Maribor Library, Slovenia, 2010

• 1st University graphic competition, Rectorate building of the University of Maribor, Slovenia, 2009

• Images from the intimate diary. Exhibition of students of the Department of Fine Arts, Gallery Media Nox, Maribor, Slovenia, 2009

• Exhibition of students of the Department of Fine Arts, Secondary School of Economics Maribor, Slovenia, 2009

• Invited, Dlum Gallery and Gallery Media Nox, Maribor, Slovenia, 2005

• Exhibition of students of three Departments, Gallery Media Nox, Maribor, Slovenia, 2004

• Exhibition of students of the Department of Fine Arts, University of Maribor Library, Slovenia, 2004