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   webdesign by Andrei Yagoubov
photos by Lou Jaworski, Guilherme Maggessi, Andrea Zabric and Hengesbach Gallery Wuppertal

INFO


 
1994  born in Ljubljana, Slovenia
lives and works in Vienna and Ljubljana


Education
since 2019
MA Programm Critical Studies at Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
2019
BA in Philosophy and Art History at Ludwig Maximilian University Munich
2018 
Diploma in Fine Arts as Meisterschülerin in painting class of Professor Pia Fries

Scholarships and Grants 2021 Scholarship of the Ministry of Culture of  the Republic of Slovenia
2020 Project funding of the Erwin and Gisela von Steiner Foundation
2020 Project funding of Academy of fine Arts Vienna
2018 - 2020 Studio grant from Bavarian State Ministry for Education and Culture, Science and Art 2017 Scholarship for foreign students from the STIBET programme of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
2016 Scholarship for foreign students of the Bavarian State Ministry ofEducation and Culture, Science and Art
2015 Scholarship Summer Academy Salzburg- Class of Bernhard Martin

Recent exhibitions and projects

2022
Palmina Zima, Galerija Simulaker, Novo mesto (solo)
 
2021
Cybersounds for Kunsthalle Wien
Radio Študent
2020 jahresgaben, Kunstverein Munich 5 years, GiG Munich 2019 ADA, Hengesbach Gallery Wuppertal (solo) jahresgaben, Kunstverein Munich elements, GiG Munich 2018 jahresgaben, Kunstverein Munich salondergegenwart, Hamburg Masters Salon Painting 2018, KoMask, Antwerpen Izkustvo 48700/ Experience 48700, Galerija Kresija, Ljubljana (solo) Perspektiven – Kunstpreis Kunstclub 13, Platform, Munich 12 reasons to paint, Škuc Gallery, Ljubljana Publications

2021 Edited volume Big Critical Energy


CURRENTLY

Teach Nature

Kunst Haus Wien, 15 June - 2 October 2022

 

https://www.kunsthauswien.com/en/exhibitions/teach_nature_en/

UPCOMING

TACKER 2022
Galerie der Künstler*innen, München

5 July - 17 July 2022

 

https://www.bbk-muc-obb.de/galerie-der-kuenstler/vorschau

 

Detail of tuta III
series of full-body suits tuta (I-VIII), 2020-ongoing
with Gordana Bobojević, made in Atelier Bobojević,
cotton/denim

 

UNTITLED (V-SERIES)

PIGMENT AND OIL AUF PAINTING

21 x 29,7 CM

2021

UNTITLED (V-SERIES)

PIGMENT AND OIL ON PAPER

21 x 29,7 CM

2021

UNTITLED (V-SERIES)

PIGMENT AND OIL ON PAPER

21 x 29,7 CM

2021

UNTITLED (V-SERIES)

PIGMENT AND OIL ON PAPER

21 x 29,7 CM

2021

UNTITLED (V-SERIES)

PIGMENT AND OIL ON PAPER

21 x 29,7 CM

2021

UNTITLED (V-SERIES)

PIGMENT AND OIL ON PAPER 

29,7 x 21 CM

2021

UNTITLED (V-SERIES)

PIGMENT AND OIL ON PAPER 

29,7 x 21 CM

2021

UNTITLED (V-SERIES)

PIGMENT AND OIL ON PAPER 

29,7 x 21 CM

2021

UNTITLED (V-SERIES)

PIGMENT AND OIL ON PAPER 

29,7 x 21 CM

2021

UNTITLED (EL LISSITZKY IV) 

PIGMENT AND OIL ON PAPER

21 x 29,7 CM

2021

UNTITLED (EL LISSITZKY III) 

PIGMENT AND OIL ON PAPER

21 x 29,7 CM

2021

UNTITLED (EL LISSITZKY II) 

PIGMENT AND OIL ON PAPER

21 x 29,7 CM

2020_2021

UNTITLED (EL LISSITZKY I) 

PIGMENT AND OIL ON PAPER

21 x 29,7 CM

2020

PIGMENT SCULPTURE 21110

PURE PRESSED PIGMENT / 5 KG  CADMIUM RED 

 2020

 

 

UNTITLED  (CADMIUM PAINTINGS SERIES NO. V) / PIGMENT AND LACQUER ON WOOD / Ø 80 CM / 2020

DOUBLE TROUBLE

OIL AND PIGMENT ON WOOD

40 x 28 CM

2020

 

double trouble

OIL AND PIGMENT ON WOOD

40 x 28 CM

2019

 

UNTITLED

(CADMIUM PAINTINGS SERIES NO. II)

PIGMENT AND LACQUER ON WOOD

195 x 65 CM

2019

EXHIBITION VIEW ADA / Hengesbach Gallery Wuppertal / 2019

EXHIBITION VIEW ADA / Hengesbach Gallery Wuppertal / 2019

 

 

UNTITLED (GRAPHITE PAINTINGS SERIES NO. XV) / PIGMENT AND LACQUER ON WOOD / Ø 140 CM / 2020

 

 

UNTITLED (GRAPHITE PAINTINGS SERIES NO. XIV) / PIGMENT AND LACQUER ON WOOD / Ø 140 CM / 2020

 

 

UNTITLED (GRAPHITE PAINTINGS SERIES NO. XIV) / PIGMENT AND LACQUER ON WOOD  / Ø 140 CM / 2020

 

 

UNTITLED (GRAPHITE PAINTINGS SERIES NO. VII) / PIGMENT AND LACQUER ON WOOD / 176 x 125 CM / 2018

 

 

UNTITLED (GRAPHITE PAINTINGS SERIES NO. XII) / PIGMENT AND LACQUER ON WOOD / 152 x 120 CM / 2019

EXHIBITION VIEW ADA / Hengesbach Gallery Wuppertal/ 2019_2020

PIGMENT SCULPTURE BERLINROT / PURE PRESSED  PIGMENT / VARIABLE MEASURES / 2018

MOULD FOR PIGMENT SCULPTURE BERLINROT

STEEL, WOOD, PIGMENT / VARIABLE MEASURES

2018

GiG Munich / elements 2018

https://gig-munich.com/

 

EXPERIENCE 48700 at Galerie Kresija is Andrea Zabric’s (b. 1994) first solo exhibition. The number of the title refers to one of the organic blacks she uses in her work.

 

Reacting to the demands of the gallery’s long open space, Zabric has produced several large monochrome paintings, particles suspended in lacquer, sprayed, sprinkled and rubbed across wooden panels. These she juxtaposes with her signature pigment objects, fragile cuboids of tightly pressed raw colour. The work is minimal and intense, clearly a result of a laborious process yet without any obvious marks left by the artist’s hand. Density of colour is combined with a fragility of matter.

 

Her current practice developed out of her 2017 Jahresausstellung at the Munich Academy of Fine Arts. For the first time she had shown a series of works that together formed a coherent, if somewhat playful group. There were pastel coloured, painting-type works hanging on the walls (most rectangular, one circular), two pieces leaning against the walls and some more self-standing, all bound together by the various marks left behind by the painting process, whether on the floor or on the edges of the paintings themselves. What was left behind on and around the edges was as important as the works themselves, not only lending the exhibition a soft, airbrushed glow, but also binding the work together, in such a way that one key concept was manifest. This, most simply put, is pigment.

 

As a man-made product, pigment has a history, closely tied with a history of painting. One could argue that there would have been no Modernism, where it not for the advancements of the Industrial Revolution, the discovery of inorganic minerals and the the collapsible metal paint tube widening the spectrum of both colour and possibilities for artists. Pigment marked the beginning of an industrialisation and commercialisation against which painting has increasingly defined itself.

 Yet Zabric is less interested in the art history her choice of material evokes, than in our experience of this material and making it as vivid as possible - hence the shift in her work away from applying pigment on panel, to presenting it directly, ready-pressed. The modern day fluorescent pigments that appeared and reappeared on, around and behind panels in 2017, are now compact bodies of a single, historical chemical, carefully researched and chosen by the artist. For her graduate show in 2018, her installation was far more spare, showcasing the two cubes of almost solid ochre and black. EXPERIENCE 48700 continues in the same vein.

 

Her newer work falls under the monochrome umbrella, which art historically would include Constructivism, Abstract Expressionism, Colour field painting, Neo-dada and Minimalism. Of these, Yves Klein is perhaps best know for using pigment to produce his vivid blue canvases, but more recently pigments were to be part of Anish Kapoor’s breakthrough work. Uniting these various artists is the spiritual element evoked by the purity of raw pigment, metaphysical and a little humorous in Klein, celebratory, mythological and symbolic in Kapoor. Zabric’s work is far less monumental in scope and more invested having an intimate relation with the viewer. The work is human in scale, we could pick up one of the fragile pigment blocks and feel their weight. We marvel at a cube of white we could fit in our hand.

Marking out her work as different is the kind of wonderment more common in science, of the researcher confronted with their discovery for the first time.

 

Text by Magdalena Wisniowska

GALERIJA ŠKUC / 12 REASONS TO PAINT / 2018

PIGMENT SCULPTURE 45202

PRESSED PURE PIGMENT

16 x 16 x 16 CM

2018

EXHIBITION VIEW: EXPERIENCE 47800 / KRESIJA GALLERY LJUBLJANA / 2018

EXHIBITION VIEW: EXPERIENCE 47800 / KRESIJA GALLERY LJUBLJANA / 2018

EXHIBITION VIEW: EXPERIENCE 47800 / KRESIJA GALLERY LJUBLJANA / 2018

PIGMENT SCULPTURE 47700

PRESSED PURE PIGMENT 
VARIABLE MEASURES
2018

UNTITLED (GRAPHITE PAINTINGS SERIES NO. X) / PIGMENT AND LACQUER ON WOOD / 105 x 152 CM / 2018

UNTITLED (GRAPHITE PAINTINGS SERIES NO. V) / PIGMENT AND LACQUER ON WOOD / Ø 140 CM / 2018

UNTITLED (GRAPHITE PAINTINGS SERIES NO. IV) / PIGMENT AND LACQUER ON WOOD / 155 x 124,4 CM / 2017

UNTITLED (GRAPHITE PAINTINGS SERIES NO. VI) / PIGMENT AND LACQUER ON WOOD / 125 x 93.5 CM / 2017

UNTITLED (GRAPHITE PAINTINGS SERIES NO. I) / PIGMENT AND LACQUER ON WOOD / 148 x 120 CM / 2017

PIGMENT SCULPTURE 48400

PRESSED PURE PIGMENT

VARIABLE MEASURES

 2017

PIGMENT SCULPTURE 40010

PRESSED PURE PIGMENT 
VARIABLE MEASURES
2017 / 2020

 

DIPLOMA EXHIBITION / ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS MUNICH / 2018

 

DIPLOMA EXHIBITION / ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS MUNICH / 2018

 

DIPLOMA EXHIBITION / ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS MUNICH / 2018

 

DIPLOMA EXHIBITION / ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS MUNICH / 2018

STUDIO VIEW / ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS MUNICH / 2018

 

 

 

 

 

UNTITLED / PIGMENT AND BINDER ON WOOD / Ø 24,4 CM / 2020

UNTITLED / PIGMENT, LACQUER AND OIL ON WOOD / Ø 24,4 CM / 2017

INSTALLATION AT THE ANNUAL EXHIBITION / ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS MUNICH / 2017

INSTALLATION AT THE ANNUAL EXHIBITION / ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS MUNICH / 2017

INSTALLATION VIEW / ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS MUNICH / 2017

BELA LUGOSI´S DEAD / WITH KATHARINA TATIANA DIETMAIER AND DANA GREINER / 2016