Author: Gregor Radonjič
Title of the exhibition: METASCAPES / PARALLEL REALITIES
Place: Gallery Likovno razstavišče UKM
Opening: Wednesday, 12th September 2018 at 18:00 hours
Production: Fotoklub Maribor
Description of the exhibition:
The photographs in the cycles Metascapes and Parallel Realities are the result of landscape observation, composed into images that more or less move away from the photographed motif and gain new forms, thriving somehow to create a new insight in the already set order of things. The »real« photograph – the shot of the »real« state – actually does not exist, as already the »look« through the camera’s optics is always different from the sensing of the human eye. By the use of the photographic medium on the landscape, the mental projections of the author’s sense of environment consequently become subjective visions of already existent and not only its documentary recordings. They become expressive meditations of the space/spaces around us.
Gregor Radonjič is an art photographer and university professor based in Maribor. He has created and exhibited photographs for more than 25 years. He is the author of 25 solo exhibitions and co-author of two books with photographs and nine multimedia projects. He also presented two of them together with the poet Tomaž Brenk in the accompanying programme of the Maribor Theatre Festival (Borštnikovo srečanje). He participated in over 60 collective exhibitions abroad and in Slovenia; he was selected twice in the programme of the Slovenian Month of the Photography Photonic Moments and the Festival of Photography Maribor and twice in the gallery selection for the Art Photo Budapest. This year he was shortlisted at the PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris and Fine Art Photography Award and presented himself together with the members of the Fotoklub Maribor in the Museum of Fine Arts in Osijek (Croatia).
List of solo exhibitions (2013-2016):
2016 Sinagoga, Maribor
2016 Mestna galerija, Kulturni center Rogaška Slatina
2016 Galerija Fotokluba Zagreb, Zagreb (Croatia)
2015 Zair Azgur Memorial, Minsk (Belaruss)
2014 Fotogalerija Stolp, Maribor
2013 Galerija Fo.Vi, Ptuj