Opening of the "CUTS" exhibition

In Gumilar’s latest montages − paintings-objects − the previously used materials such as rags, canvas, pieces of clothing and personal objects transformed into aesthetic materials have had to yield place to a new material, the transparent and structurally unstable sheets of plastic.  

Apr 2019
Time: 8 p.m.
Location: City Art Gallery Ljubljana
Adults, students, seniors
Opening of the "CUTS" exhibition
© Andrej Peunik/MGML

The artist cuts, staples, and pastes fragments of it or else leaves it fragmented, creating subtle and fragile views through a representation of human skin into the subject’s viscera and essence. According to Jure Mikuž, the skin appears as “the initial and metaphorical idea of the Self feeling its body as a whole”; for Tomaž Brejc, a painting as an object is “always a body, a being with its own smell, taste, and various factures…”; and to paraphrase Gumilar, one’s own spirit makes up the body of a painting, a painting is like a phantom or a reconstruction of the unconscious, like a historical body.

Aug 2022
Guided tour
City Art Gallery Ljubljana • Adults, families, children, students, seniors, school groups

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