LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
DATE OF BIRTH
Master of Arts. Professional painter.
Born: 1968, Ljubljana, Slovenia
• Primary school in Ljubljana, SLO
• 1988- 1990- Painting education- Savo Sovre's Painting School, Institution for Art's education in Ljubljana, SLO
• 1992-1996- College education- Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana- four years of university academic study-
Graduate Academic painter (mentorship of prof. Emerik Bernard), SLO
• 1996-1997- Specialisation courses and Residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, FRA
• 1998-2000- Master's study program of the second level- Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana- Master's degree
(Title: Mysterious Triviality- mentorship of prof. Lojze Logar)- Master of Arts, SLO
So far, I have prepared about 100 solo exhibitions and about 200 group exhibitions at home and abroad. I illustrated 10 complete picture books and created illustrations for about 100 publications.
Additional work (TEACHING AND LECTURES)
2010-2019- Public Fund of the Republic of Slovenia for Cultural Activities, Ljubljana (Mentor for education in the field of art- art workshops), SLO
2004-2019- State University for the Third Age in Ljubljana (Painting mentor), SLO
EXHIBITIONS (some of, from 2016):
2021- DEPARTURES INTO GOLDEN TIMES, Regional Styrian vinotheque, AUT
2021- HORIZONT, Culture center Ivan Vitič Komiža, HRT
2021 - REVITALIZATION OF LIGHT, Ante Trstenjak Gallery Ljutomer, SLO
2018- WOMAN'S POWER, Gallery Pogled, Kamnik, SLO
2017- TRANSCENDENTAL ADOLESCENCE- Gallery of Institute Jozef Stefan, Ljubljana, SLO
2017- TOO MODERN BEAUTY KIT- Gallery ArtKIT, Maribor, SLO
2017- MAGNETISM- House of Culture Kocho Racin Skopje, R MKD
2021- 2nd International Biennial of Visual Vision, Ethics (Te) - Laughter , SLO
2020- IC2.0, Gallery Prešernova hiša, Gorenjski Museum, Kranj, SLO
2020- International EX-Tempore Gallery Ptuj, Ptuj, SLO
2019- IC 2.1: multimedia exhibition after Ivan Cankar, Gallery Simulaker, Novo mesto, SLO.
2018- IC 2.0- Gallery Alkatraz, Ljubljana, SLO
2017- ART CIRCLE-Art Embassy Republic of Poland& Vila Vipolze, SLO, POL
2016- IMAGO MUNDI-LUCIANO BENETTON COLLECTION, ITA
Media Articles and Publications of my work (some of, from 2019)
2021- UNESCO Geopark Vis: Exhibition Horizon, HRT
2021- Kleinezeitung: Aufbruchs in eine Goldene Zeit, AUT
2021- Prlekija on net: A virtual opening of Boštjan Plesničar's exhibition will be prepared for a wider circle of art lovers
2021- Delo magazine: Novo mesto 2nd Biennial of Art Vision Ethics (te) dedicated to laughter
2021- Culture magazine: IC 2.3 Ljubljana Comics Festival
2020- Evening magazine: Too few galleries, too many artists
2020- Žurnal Magazine: An interesting view of Cankar on display in Kranj
2020- RTV SLO: Maribor Art Fair
2020- Presentation of the book on RTVSlo: (Illustrated by B. Plesničar) Anej Sam's Book: Time for tea
2020- Magazine Diary: Art- MUS- B.Plesničar- Gift to medical staff
2020- Science for Vocational Schools1. 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Textbook for High Schools
2019- Slovenske novice magazine: Afne Guncat
2019- Hieng Primoz: Afne guncat, Book
2019- Interview Bukla magazine: How many hearts rise when birds sing
2019- Interview Pomurski Vestnik magazine: A painter who also illustrates difficult critical texts
2019- Chemistry Today 1st, Workbook + Textbook for High Schools
2019- Chemistry Today2, Workbook + Textbook for High Schools
What my works have in common, is that they are constantly changing. When I technically and motivically investigate a certain phenomenon that takes over me, a new question arises for me and I go on to investigate further, elsewhere.
Art theories and delving into the art topics, are somehow absorbed by the motif, which is often only the product of the original research. I can say that my works are in the classical format and on the classical surface, where new images emerge with classic colors.
Approaches and thus also motives are diverse - from the human figure and the animal-plant world, to scenes of life captured in moments that due to everyday banality may even seem metaphysical.
My works carry reflection and comments on the modern world, perhaps even provocations.
Chronology took them from classical realism in all respects, to the exploration of abstraction, through ideological sarcasm to erotic spreads…
In expressiveness in recent years, I am moving to a stronger color scale, paint in chromatically purer colors. Unlike previous works, which were mainly conceptual, these are also experientially stronger, I create positive spaces, I create a serenity of motives that I want to shine in the moment and shine in depth.
In my latest series of paintings, of which the works presented here are also part, I am investigating the three-layered nature of the elements of the painting. Monochromy, tonal scale and golden element are a tool for merging, separating and harmonizing again.
WHO I AM
A worshiper of the endless spectrum of colors and shapes, staged by the processes of everyday life.
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