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Self-portrait (collage)

The basis for this woodcut print was a selfie photo, which was then converted to a computer linear raster and printed on Fabriano paper in Prussian blue. I then partially intervened (part of the face) in the woodcut print and turned it into a collage of squares (pixels). In this particular work I was interested how the explosion of digital photography, social media and selfie culture is affecting people's sense of identity, as well as different perceptions of self-worth, image and beauty.

40 x 30 cm

Oliver Pilic

"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

  • 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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