“At the first sight the works of Simon Kocjančič evoke an impression of being hermetic and enigmatic. The viewer quickly notices sparse groups of elements and colour planes. Prevailing are darker hues and undefined organic shapes, difficult to ascribe a meaning to. A talk with the painter does not make the reception any easier. Kocjančič stresses that his painting does not refer to any specific concept, and that his creating does not stem from a desire to communicate a certain message. However, this does not mean that the artist is oriented into a formalistic exploration of colours and shapes and that he is interested only in exploration of the elements of painter’s work. In his most recent works the author remained faithful to the painting process of nuancing of colour masses and planes, which, this time, do not allude to figures, but emphasize a twist into the development of an abstract form.” – galerijalkatraz.org

Simon Kocjančič (1979) graduated in 2007 at a College of Visual Art in Ljubljana. He is active in the fields of painting, drawing, graphic art, photography and art zines production. He has been exhibiting since 2006. In 2017 he participated in a group exhibition Off the hook at Neurotitan gallery in Berlin in colaboration with Dobra vaga gallery. The same year he participated in a group exhibition Zines! Contemporary Zine Production at the International Center of Graphic Arts in Ljubljana.

You are kindly invited to theexhibition opening of “Down & Behind” by Simon Kocjančič on 25 October, Wednesday at 8 pm at Alkatraz Gallery.

On display: 25 October 2017 – 22 November 2017