While this will be the first presentation of the works by the academy-trained painter Jurij Kalan at the City Art Gallery Ljubljana, it will also be his most comprehensive presentation to date. The artist represents a very high artistic level in contemporary fine art, with a very extensive oeuvre that mainly focuses on figurative art.
The exhibition will present artworks created between 1991 and 2023, paintings of larger and smaller formats, drawings, photographs, graphic prints, stone and wooden heads, wooden polychromatic statues, and painted wooden totems. His artworks depict scenes from everyday life. His paintings and statues are portraits of people and animals from his domestic environment, meaning his family members, friends, and house pets. Kalan’s artistic language is recognizable, with a large portion of realism. However, with added humor, a certain degree of comedy, and special views, including top-down views or from particularly warped perspectives, he also creates a world of the present, a world of people living and present today. The painter is a kind of visual recorder of life that surrounds us. Jurij Kalan certainly belongs among the more prominent Slovenian painters who recognizably mark the contemporary art scene.
Production: Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana Curator: Sarival SosičArtist: Jurij KalanTexts by: Sarival SosičCoordination and production: Maruša MegličDesign by: Novi kolektivizem Technical realization: MGML Technical Department The project was made possible by: City of Ljubljana, Department for Culture
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1 January, 1 November, 25 December: Closed
24 and 31 December: 11:00–14:00
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The City Art Gallery Ljubljana concludes 2022 with the exhibition of Mitja Ficko and Marko Jakše, which will remain on display until February 2023. An intermedia overview exhibition of Jasna Hribernik is opening in March, followed by a photographic exhibition by Meta Krese in May. Academic painter Jurij Kalan will receive its first presentation at the City Art Gallery Ljubljana in the autumn of next year, while 2023 will conclude with an intermedia group show, which will present works by Miha Godec, Urša Vidic, Maja Smrekar, and Boris Beja.