Viktor Bernik’s creative output is endowed with two distinctive features: referencing social reality and the use of various formal solutions. Bernik takes on contemporary society with playfulness and humour, shifting back and forth between the fields of painting and those of drawing, video, graphics as well as spatial installation, intervention and events.
Arjan Pregl is a representative of the generation of Slovenian painters born in the first half of the 1970s, who began to be active in the Slovenian art milieu after graduating in the late 1990s. Pregl graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana in 1998 under the mentorship of Metka Krašovec and Bojan Gorenc, and continued his education by enrolling in two postgraduate studies – painting (2001, under the supervision of Bojan Gorenc) and graphic design (2004, under the supervision of Lojze Logar).
Maja Smrekar (1976) graduated from sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana, where she also completed her Master’s degree at the Department of Video and New Media. In her work, she thematizes radical social changes caused by using new technologies. In the Tobacco Gallery, she will present her latest project, in which she will address the question of what artificial intelligence can learn from dogs.