Gregor Pratneker

Gregor Pratneker

Maribor, EU, Slovenia

About Gregor Pratneker

pratnekergregor@gmail.com

Pratneker (1973) was born in Maribor, Slovenia, where he currently lives and works. In 2006, he graduated with the thesis on Maribor city landscapes throught history, including his own series of cityscapes. Soon after this, he also started to paint landscape motifs plein air or in the studio. In 2012, he received an MA at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana.
He participates in numerous group and solo exhibitions at home and abroad.
In October 2014, 2017, 2018 and 2019 he participated with his paintings in the legendary annual juried art exhibitions, Autumn Salon, Paris, France.
In February 2015, 2018, 2019 and 2020 he participated with paintings in the other very important legendary annual juried art exhibitions Salon of the French artist in Grand palace, Paris, France. In 2020 he got the award »Mention«.
In December 2018 and 2019 he participated in Salon Beaux Art in Louvre. In 2019 he got the "Prix Eugène Boudin" for landscape painting.

“My paintings are landscapes that twist and turn and are tossed about and split apart.
Sometimes they merge into sky or water, or disappear off the edge of a cliff. Flooding is
a regular occurrence. I view the painting process as a portal to my inner world, a response to
environmental and global events; it has evolved out of a deep fascination with the metaphor
of landscape and the extensive possibilities of oil paint. By moving the paint over and around a
surface, weather and geological processes become agents of change, acting on landforms that
are repositories of memory and accumulated experience. I meander through a landscape versus
describing it, and capture not a moment but a process – forms, elements and events, moving
and changing over time.”

Education

MFA, 2012, Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Events

Modern Art Gallery

https://www.kunstmatrix.com/en/modern-art-gallery

Exhibitions

AWARDS:

»Mention«, Salon Artistes Francais, Paris, France, 2020.

"Prix Eugène Boudin", Salon des Beaux Arts, Paris, France, 2019.

"Prix d'excellence de peinture abstrate du salon 2018", Salon d'Arts Plastiques, La Rochelle, France, 2018.

"Dlum award", Salon Rotovž, Maribor, Slovenia, 2013.

»May Salon 2013 first price", Gallery Sonnet Hall, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2013.

»Grand prix International Italia«, Salon Specchi, Messina, Italy, 2009.



SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

»Paintings Vedute of Maribor«, Media Nox Gallery, Maribor, Slovenia, 2006.

»Paintings of Churches and the Bible«, Gallery ARS SAKRA, Maribor, Slovenia, 2009.

»Landscapes of Slovenia«, Gallery Ante Trstenjak, Ljutomer, Slovenia, 2009.

"Colours for Africa", Baodo in NIL, Graz, Austria, 2010.

"The Essence of Wood Landscapes", The Mihelič Gallery, Ptuj, Slovenia, 2011.

"Landscapes", Merkur Gallery, Graz, Austria, 2012.

“Landscapes”, Gallery ArtB, Maribor, Slovenia, 2013.

“In the Landscapes of Timelessness”, Gallery Institute Jožef Stefan, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2013.

"Images", Gallery Insula, Izola, Slovenia, 2014.

"The man in the landscape", Gallery Castle Negova; Negova, Slovenia, 2014.

"Rest by the Lake", Gallery Finzgar, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2015.

»The Human in the Landscape«, Gallery Ana, Rogaška Slatina, Slovenia, 2015.

"Winter landscapes", Gallery Gorenje, Velenje, Slovenia, 2015.

"MB u VŽ", Gallery Centre, Varaždin, Croatia, 2016.

"Happiness in nature", Gallery Castle Sevnica, Sevnica, Slovenia, 2016.

"The sunlight in lanscapes", Gallery Kosovelov dom, Sežana, Slovenia, 2016.

"The Nature", Gallery Krka, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2017.

"Light, wind and sky", Kid Kibla gallery, Maribor, Slovenia, 2017.

"The path that led to the river", Epeka gallery, Maribor, Slovenia, 2018.

"In the nature", Gallery LEK Sandoz, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2018.

"Into the nature", Gallery Town Hall Right Atrium, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2019.

"To the colours and lights", Gallery Jaki Haus, Nazarje, Slovenia, 2020.

"Through the forest", Gallery DLUM, Maribor, Slovenia, 2020.

"Green reflection", Gallery E2RD, Maribor, Slovenia, 2020.

"Finding Balance", Gallery Krka, Novo mesto, Slovenia, 2020.



GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

»Culture Week on Jewish Square (Židovski trg) 2007«, Synagogue Gallery, Maribor, Slovenia, 2007.

»Grand prix International Italia«, Salon Specchi, Messina, Italy, 2009 (Award Premio Technica).

»Lija Lent & La Roggia«, Cecchina, Cordovado, Italy, 2010.

"Art Shopping", Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France, 5th to 6th June, 2010.

"Touring Exhibition Regional Culture = European Culture", Betnava Castle, Maribor , Slovenia, 2011.

"Arte Padova 2011", Fairground Padova, Padova, Italy, 2011.

"14th Beijing Art Expo", China World Trade Center, Beijing, China, 2011.

"Hangzhou Art fair", Hangzhou Peace International Exhibition Center, China, 2011.

"Journey", Gallery Korotan, Slovene Cultural Centre, Vienna, Austria, 2013.

"Salon d´Automne 2014", Champs-Élysées, Paris, France, 2014.

»Lanscapes«, Gallery Mona Lisa, Paris, France, 2015.

"Art Osaka", (Gallery Bruno Massa), Hotel Granvia, Osaka, Japan, 2015.

"Once upon a Time in Kansai! Pop up Event", (Gallery Bruno Massa), Shibatacho Gallery, Osaka, Japan, 2015.

"X. Florence Bienale", Florence, Italy, 2015.

»Art Capital«, Salon of French Artists, Grand Palais, Paris, France, 2015.

"THE PROJECT ROOM", Gallery Bruno Massa, Manhattan, New York, USA, 2017.

"Salon d´Automne 2017", Champs-Élysées, Paris, France, 2017.

»Art Capital«, Salon of French Artists, Grand Palais, Paris, France, 2018.

"Salon d´Automne 2018", Champs-Élysées, Paris, France, 2018.

"Salon des Beaux Arts 2018", Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France, 2018.

»Art Capital«, Salon of French Artists, Grand Palais, Paris, France, 2019.

"Salon d´Automne 2019", Champs-Élysées, Paris, France, 2019.

"Salon des Beaux Arts 2019", Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France, 2019.

»Art Capital«, Salon of French Artists, Grand Palais, Paris, France, 2020.

"May Salon 2021 / Drawing and sculpture", Gallery Libertas, Koper; Slovenia, 2021