Peter Koštrun

Peter Koštrun (1979, Ljubljana) is one of the most prominent Slovenian photographers of the younger generation. He is currently teaching at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana, where he also graduated in 2007. As the Photography course leader, he dedicated his teaching to the development of the field and furthering its place in the wider academic context. He has been exhibiting at home as well as abroad since 2003. Koštrun is a master of landscape photography know for his depiction of empty and deserted landscapes as well as his refined selection of framing and light. He is less interested in the documentary dimension of the land as he approaches the genre conceptually. His works contain a subtle atmosphere that evokes a feeling of something grater or even immortal.

Recent solo exhibitions include Moments, Mottard & Jenray, Liège (2012) in Belgium; The Time is Now, Photo Gallery Lang, Samobor in Crotatia (2012), Singularity, Photon Gallery in Vienna, Austra (2014) and Premonition, Center for Contemporary Arts Celje, Slovenia  (2016). Koštrun has shown his work in many group exhibitions at home and abroad, including Almost Spring, 100 Years of Slovene Art at the Maribor Art Gallery (2012), as well as in one of the most important exhibitions of contemporary landscape photography, Sense of Place at the Bozar Expo in Brussels (2012). His most recent exhibitions are The Protagonists of Slovenian Art, Künstlerhaus, Viennna, Austria (2015); After all, Cellar Gallery, Kraków, Poland (2016) and The Magic of Art and LET’S GO ONWARDS! Slovenian Photography 1990–2015, The City Gallery, Ljubljana Slovenia (2016). Koštrun’s works can be found in the Essl collection in Vienna and in the collection of the Cabinet of Slovenian Photography in the Museum of Gorenjska in Kranj. He lives and works in Brnica near Celje.