gallery of contemporary art




Lucija Stramec [SI]

Focus: Painting
Born in 1978 in Slovenj Gradec. Lives and works in Maribor. More info: Wikipedia

 

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Materialized transformations, acrylic on canvas, 130 x 100 cm

 

Lucija Stramec’s painting reveals lengthy, scrupulous work in the field of image. Her creative gaze is directed towards nature, in which she discovers details. She creates sensibly experienced, magnificent visual manifestations out of this macro world. Compressing linear traces and layering she produces the effect of a formally veristic image and establishes a picturesque play between light and shadow and the liveliness of the painted, for even the optical effect of flickering can be discerned. Maple leaves are different and simultaneously self-same, hence, it is even possible to talk about the fractal interdependence of the detail and the whole. Lucija Stramec’s painting is a process: thoughtful, precise, refined and committed. ”
Anamarija Stibilj Šajn, art critic

 
 

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Untitled, acrylic on canvas, 120 x 80 cm

 
 

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Decomposition, acrylic on canvas, 130 x 200 cm

 
 

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Old Hornbeam, acrylic on canvas, 130 x 100 cm

 
 

Lucija Stramec is interested in the relation of light and material presence, which evokes reflection also on the spiritual dimensions of life and nature as the foundation of our existence. In her unique painting technique, using thin lines with a brush, she layers multilevel raster, defining the illusion of shapes on the image plane in the appearance of a monochromatic foundation.

 
 

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Parus major, acrylic on canvas, 130 x 110 cm