Andrej Pavlič

Andrej Pavlič

Ljubljana, Slovenia

About Andrej Pavlič

The central theme of my artistic creations are, in formal and substantive meanings, the man and his transience. I would characterize my work as sort of introspection of everything I am going through. I come from a point of view, that the present is based on the past, from which future emerges, and so, a cycle is somehow concluded. But I see this cycle more like a spiral; things are repeated but always at a higher level. Each generation discovers its new world. The world is changing in the technological sense, but the man essentially remains the same with his fears and questions. As for the motive, we only need to look around in physical and mental terms. In my work I always follow the thesis that art speaks of a man in a certain time, and not of the time itself, this is the case of history to discover and study. The man is an inexhaustible source of inspiration, since he does not learn anything from the history.

My work can be divided into three cycles (The Ancestors, Palimpsests, Forward to the past), which have their specific expression and artistic approach, yet they are interconnected. While I was solving artistic and content questions on a two-dimensional medium in the first two cycles, I entered into space in the third cycle (sculpto-paintings, objects).

After more than twenty-five years creating art, I am not interested anymore with the issue of how and how much to paint, but what and why.

The sole criterion is the time-the notion which defines and evaluates all the things.

Education

1981
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Academy of Fine Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia
1982
Member of DSLU Slovenian Artist Association
1984
Became an independent professional artist

Events

AWARDS
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2015
International Biennal of Watercolor Castra collection prize, Ajdovščina, SLO
2012
Prize of the International Association of Art-Europe, 8th International Bienniale of Drawing Plsen, Bohemia,CZ
1996
Ex tempore collection prize, Piran, SLO
1995
Ex tempore collection prize, Piran, SLO
1990
Second prize, De Dibujo Artistico J.P.Vilhamill, Ferrol, ES
1989
First prize, De Dibujo Artistico J.P.Vilhamill, Ferrol, ES
1988
Mencion Honorifica Il premio de Dibujo Artistico J.P.Vilhamill, Ferrol, ES
1984
Ex tempore collection prize, Merezige, SLO
1983
Ex tempore collection prize, Piran, SLO
First prize, "Vojnici likovni umetnici", Beograd,Yugoslavia


RESIDENCY
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1994
La Cité internationale des Arts, Paris, FR
2010
La Cité internationale des Arts, Paris, FR
2013
La Cité internationale des Arts, Paris, FR

Exhibitions

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS
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I had over 100 solo shows in Slovenia and abroad. I had also participated in more than 220 group exhibitions in Slovenia, Germany, Austria, UK, Spain, Italy, Canada, France, Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Montenegro. The list of selected shows can be seen beneath:

2015
Winner works of Drawing biennial Plzen 1996-2014, Plzen, CZ

2014
NordArt, International Art Exhibition, Schleswig-Holstein, DE
Travels II, May salon, Korotan, Vienna, AT
Czech center, Drawing biennial Pilsen, Budapest, HU
Turiec Gallery, Martin, SK

2013
VIII. international drawing biennial, Prachen Museum, Pisek, CZ (selection of best works)
VIII. international drawing biennial, Savaria Museum, Gallery of Szombathely, HU
Konecna-Zacha Attorney’s office, Prague, CZ
NordArt, International Art Exhibition, Schleswig-Holstein, DE

2012
VIII. international drawing biennial, Pilsen, CZ

2011
Drawing Connection, Sienna Art Institute, Siena, IT

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The rest can be seen on website:
http://andrejpavlic.com/cv/seznam-razstav-list-of-exhibitions/