The exhibition will be the most extensive presentation of the painter’s works to date. Samo is a painter that, in his own way, ploughs the field of fine arts and persistently follows a path that cannot be placed in any art trend or movement, which is why he is, plainly and simply, a unique artist.
We recognise him by his direct and lively graphic communication, in which he constantly checks both the graphic language, for which he seeks new possibilities of expression, and the carriers of the images, that is, the materials. As he takes the latter mostly from his environment, they consist of already used materials, which he inventively transfers to the field of fine arts. What drives the painter forward is his curiosity about how to express the relation between him and the facts of life, how to condense thoughts and ideas into a visually rounded graphic story and how to emotionally enrich and paint it all. The graphic matter and the physical reality that Samo depicts, the verbal interventions in his artworks and his reference to today’s life have undergone a slight change in his recent period, with him turning to abstraction, in which recognisability gives way to indeterminacy or a stronger associativity. His artworks are works of colour, line and form. As is his habit, he uses wood, cardboard and paper as the material basis. It is especially wood and cardboard that, for him, remain the essential and strongest carriers, into or onto which he pricks, cuts, burns and paints his experiences, obsessions and inventions.
Production: Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana Curator: dr. Sarival SosičArtist: SamoTexts by: dr. Sarival SosičDesign by: Ajdin Bašić Technical realization: MGML Technical Department The project was made possible by: City of Ljubljana, Department for Culture
1 January, 1 November, 25 December: Closed
24 and 31 December: 11:00–14:00