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).
At first glance exuding easiness and humour, Pregl’s work conveys his personal reflections on the external world, which often evolve into ironic commentaries of society and social phenomena, as well as of Slovenian politics and political history. Following Sašo Sedlaček, Mark Požlep, Jaša, Urša Vidic, Miha Štrukelj, Meta Grgurevič, Sanela Jahić, Boris Beja, and Nika Autor, the project is part of solo presentations that younger-generation Slovenian artists prepare especially for the exhibition space of the Tobacco Gallery.
Production: Museum and Galleries of LjubljanaExhibition curator: Alenka GregoričArtist: Arjan PreglText: Alenka GregoričDesign: Ajdin BašićRealisation of the exibition: Technical Service MGMLThe exhibition was made possible by: City of Ljubljana