series of exhibitions in public space In 2016, Kino Šiška and TAM-TAM are bringing together their creative powers to run the project Street Gallery comprising a series of exhibitions in public space, entitled By the Way. Various visual artists will thus be uncovering their view of the city as the space of personal meaning and
series of exhibitions in public space
In 2016, Kino Šiška and TAM-TAM are bringing together their creative powers to run the project Street Gallery comprising a series of exhibitions in public space, entitled By the Way. Various visual artists will thus be uncovering their view of the city as the space of personal meaning and a training ground for creation.
From February to December 2016, three billboards on Vegova ulica, Ljubljana, managed by TAM-TAM, will be dedicated to monthly exhibitions for various authors, operating at the boundaries of diverse artistic practices from street art to drawings, illustrations, comics, painting and graphic arts, to present their works in public space.
BY THE WAY series of exhibitions focuses on the concept of city as a living organism, inhabited by all types of creative practices and diverse lifestyles. Showing their works in public space, created live on location, the artists have set out to participate in its formation. While the city serves as artists’ atelier, it is the artist who observes, reflects, records and emphasises, thus becoming a personal city guide to the passers-by, visitors or local inhabitants. By the way.
The first artist to present his visual sketch of the city in the Vegova ulica Street Gallery is younger generation draughtsman and painter Nejc Franetič – Deso. The exhibition opens on 24 February 2016.
“The city provides me with ideas for my paintings and drawings, and with scrap materials I use in my creations. I try to minimise the costs of my work, I draw ideas from everyday life or certain developments… It seems to me that many people overlook waste or don’t dare rummage through it. However, it was scrap materials that my girlfriend and me used to build our atelier in Rog factory, and I keep bringing blocks of wood and various frames there to use them in my works. Briefly speaking: there are materials everywhere around us, we only need to find and use them. There is no need for unnecessary expenses.”
For the Vegova ulica Street Gallery, Nejc Franetič – Deso chose his triptych Crossing my drawings, which he describes as the result of relaxed daily drawing sessions. At the intersection of spontaneous, raw and imprecisely drawn lines, his unrestrained youthful energy brings about a new universe full of detail, making it easy for the eye to get lost in them. His work results in an immediate visual experience that tells countless brief stories and, being playful and unpretentious, refuses to conform to any order or established artistic system.
Nejc Franetič – Deso (1990) is a self-taught draughtsman and painter. He has pursued painting and drawing since 2008. He put on his first exhibition in 2010 in a disused village cultural centre (»Kutičk«) in his home village Dolenja vas pri Senožečah. He has been exhibiting his works at alternative venues in Slovenia and abroad ever since.
In 2011 he participated in a woodcut, dry-point and screen-print workshop in the House of Culture Pivka. In the same year his works were exhibited in BLUBB Bar in Kaufbeuren, Germany. His next exhibition was held in Postojna Youth Centre in 2012. In 2013, he attended the BL-art festival in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and participated in a group exhibition in Rog, Ljubljana. In 2014 he put on solo exhibitions in Jalla Jalla, Metelkova, Ljubljana, in Youth House Ajdovščina, and in eMCe plac, Velenje, and again in Rog, Ljubljana, where his atelier is situated. In 2015, he presented his works in a solo exhibition in Kino Šiška as part of Young Artists Series 2.0, participated in the group exhibition at the 5th Independent Biennial in Kino Šiška, Ljubljana, and the final exhibition of the Young Artist Series 2.0 – Common Space in Kortil gallery, Rijeka, Croatia. He is currently exhibiting in Alkatraz Gallery, Ljubljana together with his Istanbul-based friend Mustafa – their show D&M Company will be on display until 26 February 2016.
His drawings have been published in Slovenian and foreign zines, and appearing on CD covers, T-shirts, and as tattoo templates. He has made several murals. An avowed skateboarder, he also participated in the construction of several ramps and skate parks.
Co-organised by Kino Šiška and TAM-TAM.
Organised by Kino Šiška and TAM-TAM.