gallery of contemporary art
Focus: Sculpture, Objects, Installation“Drava stone”, river stone, 40 cm
Born in Maribor in 1971. Lives and works in Maribor.
“ Maribor-based artist and curator Marko Pak explores the formal variations of stones found in rivers, lakes or the sea, and reinterprets them with a different concept, by complementing their natural shapes with sculptural and painterly interventions. The author is, above all, interested in the possibilities of transcribing the formal properties of natural stones into a new record, whereby he is discovering the permeability between the material and the mental and between the spiritual and the kinaesthetic.
In the Drava Stones (Dravski kamni) series, Pak continues the tradition of transferring the found or later on chiselled stones from the bed of the river Drava into the exhibition space; however, this time around, he paints them using exclusively the non-chromatic greyness of coloured silicic sand, emphasising the problematique of the relations between light and shadow, life and death, the Earth and the universe.”
Mario Berdič, art critic
“Tempo primo”, acrylic and river sand on canvas, 5 pz 55 x 55 cm
“Translation in Space”, river stone, original 40 cm
Photo installation on the Celovška Street, Ljubljana
“Achiropoetic Form” [Mother with a Child standing in the Water],
river stone and acrylic on canvas, original 43 x 30 cm
Photo installation on the Gallus Embankment, Ljubljana