Dubravko Baumgartner. Paintings

5. 5. 2006 – 26. 5. 2006

Walls that were once build by the human hand live their own lives. They remind us of reconstructed remains of a lost civilization. The wall is an element, which –in the flat pannonic area – represents a censure. If we would place them together, the walls would represent a fence or a fort. We are dealing with a typical antagonism since the wall may appear as an element that protects and hides or as an element which blocks and restricts us. For itself, it remains to be seen throughout all the phases of its metamorphosis, from being formless to a form and the other way around. Baumgartner’s cuts through pannonic houses therefore have a special meaning. As individual pieces of a bigger whole they gain new materiality and a new function.
Robert Inhof

Dubravko Baumgartner

Dubravko Baumgartner was born in 1979 in Murska Sobota. He finished the secondary school Gimnazija and a school in Szombathely (Hungary), where he studied graphics and graphic design. He studied at the Academy for fine arts in Ljubljana (painting) and graduated in 2004 (his mentor was professor Zmago Jeraj and professor Nadja Zgonik. He is interested in painting, graphics, design and photography. He is one of the founding members of the association Društvo mladih likovnikov LINDARD (Lendava) and is a member of the associations Društvo likovnih umetnikov Prekmurja in Prlekije and Zveza društev slovenskih likovnih umetnikov (ZDSLU).