A representative of the younger generation, whose recognisable art style, which we have been meeting since her beginnings, consists of typical landscapes full of subdued colours and softly rounded exteriors. At the exhibition, she is presenting her paintings from 2013 to 2020, which focus on her views of interiors.
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- Only healthy persons who do not show signs of acute respiratory illness can enter the gallery.
- Entrance in the gallery is only possible for individuals, families or persons from the same householdpeople).
- The use of your own protective mask is mandatory.
- When entering the gallery, it is necessary to disinfect the hands.
We have a tendency to underestimate the importance and impact of the environment on our character, behaviour, and thinking. We often consider our surroundings as nothing more than an empty stage open to events, with no intimate connection or significance. Even if we often would not admit it to ourselves, the space that surrounds us has a strong psychological impact and is thus of extreme importance, because it shapes us both culturally and personally. Humans are emotional creatures full of contradictions and ideals that are only seldom achieved. An emotional way in which we perceive the environment will quickly awaken a wide range of intense feelings – from fear, happiness, peace, panic, optimism to depression. We depend on it because it embodies and thus reminds us of the feelings and ideas towards which we strive.
Such subtle perception will also make us reflect when considering the architecture of human settlements and indicates the importance of beauty. If, on the one hand, a tidy and spacious room will bring out the best version of ourselves and provide support for all of that which is the most promising within us, a stuffy, dark and decaying room, on the other hand, will bring our spirit down and cement all our previously brief suspicions about the shortcomings of our lives. Quality residences speak of certain moods that they try to inspire and maintain in their inhabitants. They invite us to adopt a preconceived behaviour that is embodied within them. If we are drawn to a certain building, this happens because we recognized the values that we hold close to us in its materials, shapes and colours; this building represents a material vision of our personal ideas. Strong architecture does not address us as we are, but as we would like to be: it stages the ideal version of ourselves. This is especially true when it comes to good quality architecture of human settlements created for a specific person. We rely on the houses to act as some sort of psychological mould that would keep us close to the ideal version of ourselves.
Nina Čelhar ©
Production: Bežigrajska galerija 1 / MGML
Exhibition curator: Miloš Bašin
Artist: Nina Čelhar
Design: Miloš Bašin
Photodocumentation: Nina Čelhar
Realisation of the exhibition: Technical Service MGML, Miloš Bašin
The exhibition was made by: City of Ljubljana
Sunday, Monday, holidays: Closed