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Landscape V

The basis for this print is a video taken with a phone at an artist's residency in Istria, Slovenia. The fraction of a second that captures the landscape is then translated into a woodcut, which requires weeks and weeks of work. The woodcut itself is printed with CMYK process colors - cyan, magenta, yellow, black. So, one hand-cut matrix for each colour. Yellow was printed first, then magenta, then cyan, and finally black. The final print from a distance gives the impression of a video-woodcut.

Size
34.5 x 26.7 cm
Prints
8
Technique
Xylography

Oliver Pilic

Biography
"Oliver Pilić (1978, Ljubljana) first enrolled in painting studies at the Academy of Fine Arts of art in Zagreb and then continued to study visual arts at the Academy of visual arts (A.V.A.) in Ljubljana, where he graduated under the mentor prof. Miran Mohar.
He participated at several group and solo exhibitions at home and abroad (New York, USA; Yerevan, Armenia; Nicosia, Cyprus; Belgrade, Serbia, Chengdu, China; Austin, USA, Bikenibeu, Kiribati; Trieste, Italy, etc.). In 2013, he was nominated for the central national award for young visual artists, the OHO award. In 2019 he received an honorary award at the 2nd Yerevan International Graphic Biennale (Yerevan, Armenia). In 2023 he was nominated for the On Paper Award, the publishing house for contemporary prints Tinta Invisible, Barcelona, Spain. In 2020, he received a work scholarship from the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia.
He participates in printmaking workshops and artist residencies (Printmaking residency Sićevo, Serbia (2022), Art residency in the house of Alojz Kocjančič, Kubed (2021), Printmaking workshop Krpanka, House of Culture Pivka, Pivka (2020) etc. His works are kept in institutions at home and abroad (Collection of International Graphic Art center (MGLC), Ljubljana; Collection of Miha Maleš Gallery, Kamnik, Slovenia; Collection of the International Graphic Biennale, Yerevan, Armenia; Luciano Benetton Collection – Imago Mundi, Treviso, Italy; ULUS - Collection of the Society of Fine Artists of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia.
With his work, he intervenes in the field of printmaking, installations, painting, as well as ready-made objects and photography. He works as an independent author in the field of contemporary visual arts."

Birthdate: 28/10/1978

Nationality: Slovenian

Exhibitions:
  • Heike Arndt Galleri, Berlin, Germany, 2023
  • Hambis Municipal Printmaking Museum, Nicosia, Cyprus, 2023
  • Usunhome Art Museum, Chengdu, China, 2022
  • International Centre of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2022
  • Manhattan Graphics Center, New York, USA, 2022

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