Photon at Art Market Budapest / Art Photo Budapest.
From 3 until 6 October 2019.
This year Photon Gallery is presenting works by four Slovenian contemporary artists/photographers: Žiga Kariž, Tomaž Tomažin, and the art duo Nika Oblak & Primož Novak. You are kindly invited to visit our booth numbered 401 in hall D of the Millenaris center.
Žiga Kariž is Slovenian visual artist, working in a cross section of classical visual art practices, mostly painting, conceptual art and new media. His work is exhibited worldwide. Since 2010, he has been a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, University of Ljubljana. Kariž stems from the field of conceptual painting, however, he works with other media like photography. In his work he focuses on the image and the ideologies that are held within its structure.
Tomaž Tomažin (1971, Ljubljana) graduated from sculpture at the Ljubljana Academy of Fine Arts (2000), where he also finished postgraduate studies in new media and sculpture (2004). He presented his work in numerous solo (Month of Photography, Sokolski dom, 2010; P74 Centre and Gallery, Celje Art Salon, 2007; Gallery A+A, Venice, 2006, etc.) and group exhibitions (Moscow Biennial of Contemporary Art 2009; International Biennial of Graphic Arts, MGLC Ljubljana, 2008, Slovenian Art 1995−2005, Museum of Modern Art, etc.). Typical for Tomažin’s works is the manipulation of the visual, while the artist’s purpose is primarily focused on stimulating reflections on the identity of the individual in contemporary society.
Nika Oblak & Primož Novak
Nika Oblak & Primož Novak (Ljubljana) have been working as a tandem in the field of contemporary art since 2003. After concluding their studies at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana, they continued their education in Berlin. Their work has been presented in prestigious venues of contemporary art around the world, such as Sharjah Biennial (UAE), Japan Media Arts Festival, Tokio (JP), Istanbul Biennial (TR), Biennale Cuvee, Linz (AT), Transmediale Berlin (DE), FILE Sao Paulo (BR), etc. They received numerous scholarships and awards, among others the CYNETART Award by Trans-Media-Akademie Hellerau in Dresden (DE) and in 2017 the White Aphroid Award by MMC Kibla (SI).
Photon Gallery was founded in 2003 to present and promote photo artists from the CEE region and beyond. Since then it regularly showcases works by established artists as well as young emerging photographers. Dedicated to the medium, it remains a leader in the presentation of photography in all its forms, and functions as a center for contemporary photography in Slovenia.