Wednesday 4 September 2019 at 7 pm, DobraVaga (Until 8/10/)
ZINE VITRINE │ Marko Šajn: Wide Awake

Marko Šajn is presenting his new zine Wide Awake, a collection of simplified drawing studies that are the byproduct of his painting. The focus is on body parts, which he attempts to depict with as few strokes as possible while still retaining the basic form and the feeling of movement. He bases his work on memory and imagination, without using models or imitating photographs. The drawings are finished when the depicted movement seems realistic. The author views drawing as the most authentic form of artistic expression and keeps trying to simplify it through the work process. The newly published zine is also prepared in this manner, with its simple execution directing all attention to the author’s pencil strokes. 

Marko Šajn (1990) is a graphic designer and painter from Pivka. In 2011, he enrolled in Painting and Printmaking at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana. As of 2016, he has been working with Slovenian and foreign clients as a freelance graphic designer. He is active at the Pivka House of Culture and the Riso Paradiso risography collective. In his work, which is deeply rooted in drawing and printmaking, he focuses on simple figuralics. He draws inspiration from band lyrics and from unusual everyday situations.

Wednesday 11 September 2019 at 7 pm, DobraVaga (Until 9/10/)
ARTIST PER MONTH │ Jaka Juhant: Look at Me

With his second solo exhibition, artist Jaka Juhant explores the topics of identity and performing, which he expresses through various media. He places his own image in the foreground, displaying it in various situations and clothes. The title of the exhibition refers to an imaginary situation where someone loudly proclaims, “Look at me!” and does a split jump, which surprises and shocks those present. Unfortunately, the author cannot do a split, so he hopes to surprise and shock with a good exhibition.

Jaka Juhant (1997) studies Video and New Media at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana. In 2019, he held a solo exhibition as part of the DobraVaga Gallery ZINE VITRINE programme, where he featured his zines TENKS and Ups, whatever. So far, he has participated in severel group exhibitions by young artists, including the Podmladek collective. In his work, he utilises various media, placing himself and his own experiences in the foreground.