Irena Brunec. Small-Scale Sculptures and Paintings

26. 11. 1996 – 15. 12. 1996

Her attachment to figuralism in the sense of the dramatically grotesque deformation of the human body or mythological creatures in her early sculptures, created in the early nineties, this time around in her tiny small sculptures, created spontaneously and formally perfect in the shape of “contemporary bronzes”, this attachment of hers is now disclosed through a very intimate, enraptured, delicate and personally experienced comprehension of the cruelty and tragedy of human existence, alienation and split of ones self into the real and imaginary world on the one hand and the primordial nostalgia as regards the place of existence.a.
Franc Obal

Irena Brunec

Born on 18 November 1964 in Murska Sobota, Slovenia. She completed her studies in Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana, Slovenia in 1992 before undergoing further study through study visits to Paris, France in 1992, 1998 and 1999. Between 1993 and 1994 she also undertook study visits to Berkeley, CA and was awarded her degree in Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana in 1997. During 2001 she was artist in residence in Bethlehem, PA.