Merit Prize

Personal Scar I

As an artist who identifies himself for over a decade with the technique of lithography, I consider last 15 years as a process of searching my own artistic language and craftsmanship. As an assistant professor in my alma mater, I have had the privilege to analyse not only my own art problems, but also those of young artists. For several years I have been leading a research project dedicated to different printing techniques: lithography, algraphy and offset. My works from the past few years deal with personal memory. I am fascinated by how the human mind chooses to hide away certain experiences in life, most often experiences with a negative tinge. As a result I am able to bring events back from memory, revealing and defining the whole cycle of life as presented in Personal Scar.