Danilo Jejčič, Retrospective Exhibition

30. 11. 2012 - 10. 02. 2013
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Instalation view of the exhibition at MGLC. Photo: Jaka Babnik.

ARTIST Danilo Jejčič

CURATOR Božidar Zrinski

Danilo Jejčič, academy-trained painter and artist, best known as a printmaker, has explored and expressed himself in a variety of art genres, starting out with collages and continuing with reliefs – sculpture-paintings from natural materials, trying out objects made up of geometric forms – componibili, settling in printmaking, only to discover the medium of photography in his later years as a means of bringing critical awareness to the ecological issues of contemporary society. But it is geometric abstraction that has been the common thread of his work for more than five decades. He was born in 1933 in Ajdovščina, leaving his hometown only really during his studies, which is where he also presented his work in 1962 for the first time in a group exhibition. During 1948 and 1953 he attended the School for Applied Art in Ljubljana (today’s High School for Design and Photography), in 1954 continuing his studies at the Academy of Fine Arts (now the Academy of Fine Arts and Design) in the Department of Painting, where he graduated in 1971 with Professor Gabriel Stupica. After returning home, he worked as an art teacher for several years, and then in 1973 became curator of the newly established Pilon Gallery in Ajdovščina, which he led up till 1976. He has been exhibiting from the 1960s. He has participated in almost eighty print and sculpture exhibitions (in recent years also photography) and nearly forty solo and more than forty-five international shows. His works are held in national and international collections. He lives and works in Ajdovščina, Slovenia.

 

ACCOMPANYING EVENTS


Monday, 3 December at 11:00, Open House Day: This Happy Day of Culture
Public tour with Danilo Jejčič and the curator of the exhibition Božidar Zrinski.

Demonstration of the screen printing technique with Slavko Pavlin.
Sunday, 13 January at 12:00

Public tour with curator Maja Marinkovska.

Tuesday, 22 January at 11:00
A conversation with Danilo Jejčič, conducted by Irene Mislej.

Friday, 8 February at 15:00
Public tour with the curator of the exhibition Božidar Zrinski
Demonstration of the screen printing technique with Slavko Pavlin.

 

CATALOGUE

Editors Božidar Zrinski, Danilo Jejčič
Ljubljana, 2012
230 pages, Slovene, English, Italian language, colour reproductions
Price 25 EUR