Iva Tratnik: Masks

Iva Tratnik: Masks

9 March – 14 April 2018
MMC KIBLA / KiBela, Ulica kneza Koclja 9, Maribor



Art works by Iva Tratnik employ a variety of media including painting, sculpture, drawing, collage, photography, video, textiles, installations, etc., and stretch across different fields of artistic practice, including performance, contemporary dance, and theater. Once these layers of creativity melt into a single piece of art, highly individual works are created, which embrace and transform the entire exhibition space into a consistent, personal, and highly original artistic expression beyond comparison. The eruption of gesture transcends the specifics of the individual exhibited elements, shifting from one form to another, from walls to paintings, from drawings to digital screen; appearing as a collage or performance; jumping from static to dynamic narrative, and yet remaining faithful to the subject matter, and captivating in terms of the complexity of its concept.

The artist's particular becomes universal, once we accept that we have stepped inside a monumental, all-encompassing and complete unified environment, and that we ourselves are weaving the threads of interpersonal relationships as explored by the art works.
Academy-trained painter Iva Tratnik, born 1980 in Celje, Slovenia, holds a BA (2006) and MA in painting (2012) from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, University of Ljubljana. She was one of the selected artists representing Slovenia at the EXPO Milano 2015. In 2017, she held a solo exhibition at the Gallery of Contemporary Art Celje.

Masks will be showing until 14 April 2018.
Free entrance. Kindly welcome!

MMC KIBLA / KiBela, Space for Art
Open on weekdays between 9 a. m. and 10 p. m., Saturdays between 4 p. m. and 10 p. m.

Photo: Kristijan Robič, Kibla archive



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