LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
DATE OF BIRTH
LEA JAZBEC (1979, SLO)
She holds MFA, BFA degree with honours from FA (Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia), Venice, Italy, with prof. Carlo di Raco, Gaetano Mainenti and Atej Tutta.
Jazbec is interested in different media, with special attention to the light. In her work and projects, she purposely moves between them and connects them to each other. She uses drawing to give shape to her ideas.
“Drawing is a technique that connects all other techniques.”
She believes that concrete research is related to the use of various spatial techniques using different "spatial keys". Looking at one object from different angles, exploring through the visible, to discover and display the hidden or new. Mixed media, such as graphics, collage, sculpture, photography, video, stop motion animation, are the means by which she shapes and composes site-specific organisms, namely light, sound and video installations. She often works in series, departing from a single work which organically evolves in a step-by-step process. Each new part of the series generates from questions raised by the previous work, and so on. Her interest turned toward light and space in 2008/2009 when she was in Venice studying for her MFA at the Accademia di Belle Arti and doing a one-year art residency at Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation. During this time, originate her early (spatial) installations “Panorama” and “Artificial walls of mystery”. Transparency, which later directed to the exploration of light, became important to her work. In recent years, she has been working on a transcription of past drawings she made as part of the series “Time, Eye, Body”. This project represents a base for research and interpretation of both, her older works and current methodology.
In the field of visual art she has exhibited internationally in Italy; Venice, Milan, Udine, London UK, Austria and Slovenia. Today, her works feature in several private collections in Japan, Italy, Spain, England, Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia, and in the collection of the Museum of Tržič.
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS: "Time Titan", curated by Juanita Kosir, 2015, Trzic Museum, SLO, "Panorama", curated by prof. Carlo di Raco, 2008, Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia, Venice, IT, “Series of Collages (2004 -2006)”, curated by Tadeja Kovac, 2004, KUD France Preseren, Ljubljana, SLO
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS: “Open Portfolio FIG Bilbao days”, October from 28th to 29th, 2020, Virtual platform/Event, Bilbao, Spain, “Balkan Can Kino Festival & Film Symposium”, Video Art Miden, 2020, Athens, GR, “Black and White”, International Art Festival, 2019, Kranj, SLO, "Liquid Rooms-The Labyrinth, It's Liquid", international art show of photography, painting, video art, installation and performance art, 2018, Palazzo Ca' Zanardi, Venice, IT, “Artrooms Fair 2016”, Meliá White House, 2016, London, UK, "Visti dalle Altre", Neo Associazione Culturale, 2012, Galleria Tina Modotti, Casa della Confraternita & Battistero del Museo del Duomo, Udine, IT, “Essai (Y)”, Artisti diplomati all Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia, / Best essays/diploma theses created in the studios of the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice, 2012, Magazzini di Sale, Venice, IT, “Elaborare il Lutto - Arte Orfana della Specie”, 2010, Magazzini di Sale, Venice, IT, “Opera 2009” / Artists of the Bevilacqua la Masa Foundation, 2009, DOCVA, Documentation centre for visual arts, Careof and Viafarini, Milan, IT“, “Open Studios Bevilacqua la Masa” / Exhibition at the opening of the 53rd Venice Biennale, 2008, Palazzo Cosmo and Damiano, Giudecca, Venice, IT
2020 Summer Residence of Lojze Spacal", curated by Janita Košir, Skrbina, Karst, SLO
2008-2009 Artist in residence programme, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice, IT
WHO I AM
In my work and projects I often relate to the human condition and nature.
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