Marko Šajn is presenting his new zine Wide Awake, a collection of simplified drawing studies that are the byproduct of his painting. The focus is on body parts, which he attempts to depict with as few strokes as possible while still retaining the basic form and the feeling of movement. He bases his work on memory and imagination, without using models or imitating photographs. The drawings are finished when the depicted movement seems realistic. The author views drawing as the most authentic form of artistic expression and keeps trying to simplify it through the work process. The newly published zine is also prepared in this manner, with its simple execution directing all attention to the author’s pencil strokes.
Marko Šajn (1990) is a graphic designer and painter from Pivka. In 2011, he enrolled in Painting and Printmaking at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana. As of 2016, he has been working with Slovenian and foreign clients as a freelance graphic designer. He is active at the Pivka House of Culture and the Riso Paradiso risography collective. In his work, which is deeply rooted in drawing and printmaking, he focuses on simple figuralics. He draws inspiration from band lyrics and from unusual everyday situations.
Organisation: Kino Šiška.