Žarko Vrezec. Illustrations

7. 5. 2009 – 4. 6. 2009

Even today, where there are modern tools such as computer programmes, Žarko Vrezec stays true to the traditional art techniques and recognized ways of expressing himself. His naturalistic illustrations are connected with a long and rich tradition, which dates back to the Middle-ages and illuminated manuscripts, the Italian and Flemish renaissance, the Dutch and French art of painting from the 18th century etc.  Among other anonymous and famous representatives of popular science illustration, Žarko Vrezec manages to express the talent for observating the nature and animals through art.

                                                                                                                                                                Barbara Boltar


Žarko Vrezec

Žarko Vrezec was born in 1950 in Ljubljana. After having finished the secondary school for design in Ljubljana (1965-69), he studied at the Academy for fine arts in Ljubljana (1970-74) and educated himself while travelling across Europe, Asia and the USA. Since 1977, Vrezec organized more than 100 independent exhibitions in Slovenia and abroad (Ljubljana, Maribor, Celje, Murska SDobota, Novo Mesto, Kranj, Nova Gorica, Koper, Ptuj, Postojna, Krško, Slovenj Gradec, Vrhnika, Piran, Domžale, Škofja Loka, Trbovlje, Zagorje ob Savi, Velenje, Radovljica, Ribnica, Ajdovščina, Vipava, Rogaška Slatina, Ljutomer, Kanal ob Soči, Dobrovo, Žalec, Kostanjevica na Krki, Črnomelj, Sežana, Pivka, Kamnik pod Krimom, Lendava, Zagreb, Varaždin, Pula, Umag, Buje, Grožnjan, Sarajevo, Novi Sad, Vrbas, Nikšić, Trst, Videm, Repen, Libuče, Rožek, Madrid, Cadaques, New York, Chicago).

Since 1972, he participated in more than 350 group exhibitions, presentations of modern Slovene art and international exhibitions (Slovenia, Italy, Austria, Hungary, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Greece, Romania, Spain, France, Belgium, Great Britain, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany, the Czech Republic, Poland, Sweden, Lithuania, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Canada, Cuba, the USA, Panama). Moreover, we can find Vrezec’s work in several museum and gallery collections in Slovenia and abroad. Vrezec won 26 national and international painting prizes (Slovenia, Serbia, Montenegro, Italy, Spain, Poland, Egypt). He lives and works as an independent artist in Ljubljana.