Stojan Grauf: Nature in the Drawing

Stojan Grauf: Nature in the Drawing
16 February–16 March 2024

You are cordially invited to the opening of the solo exhibition Nature in the Drawing by Stojan Grauf, which will take place on Friday, 16 February 2024, at 6 p.m. at artKIT.


Stojan Grauf’s works are like a walk hand in hand with nature. The insistence on emphasizing the inseparability of art and nature and the subtle combination of a personal attitude, creating in nature and with natural materials, which he also produces himself, natural motifs and the elementary nature of artistic expression, underlined by the primary visual medium, charcoal drawing, make up his unique signature. In nature, the inner emotion flares up in an expressive painterly gesture and allows the feelings to merge in contact with the external environment in which he likes to move. The surroundings of Maribor, the Pohorje mountains and the river Drava provide motifs whose appearance captivates and inspires him.

The coexistence of man and artist as natural beings in an environment is an elixir that nourishes the artistic impulse. The interventions in nature are minimal, almost platonic in their attentiveness to what exists, even if it is man-made and yet integrated into the life cycle of birth and decay. In between lies a medium that is aware of the vastness and uniqueness of the space that defines us: all-encompassing and particular, from the smallest part of the atom to the vast universe, individual and social, natural and artistic, and yet one and unique.


Stojan Grauf, a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana, is a well-known artist from Maribor. We know him as a master of drawing, the main virtue of every work of art. Stojan Grauf is a painter of the middle generation and is closely connected to Maribor, where he lives and works. One of the basic impulses of the artist's personal inspiration is the primacy of nature and natural materials. He has been working as a freelance artist since 1987. He works in various fields, namely painting, restoration, mural painting, graphic design and the design of interior and exterior spaces. He has had numerous solo and group exhibitions at home and abroad and has received several awards.

< Stojan Grauf: Pergola, charcoal on paper, 2006; photo: Fotomedia

artKIT, Glavni trg 14, Maribor
Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Photo: Archive ACE KIBLA

Photo: Archive ACE KIBLA



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