gallery of contemporary art

Lucija Stramec [SI]

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


Materialized transformations, acrylic, 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


Untitled, acrylic, canvas, 120 x 80 cm


Decomposition, acrylic, canvas, 130 x 200 cm


Old Hornbeam, acrylic, 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.


Parus major, acrylic, canvas, 130 x 110 cm