Meet the artist / Rene Maurin

Who are you and what do you do?
Son, neighbor, man, friend, white man, traveler, observer, cousin, fellow citizen, mammal, user, and pedestrian. I turn and look under the stones.

Describe your work in three words / adjectives.
Slow, easy, wandering.

Best advice on the art world you've received?
I usually do what I can do, not what I should do - I forget the unholy all the time.

Artwork / author / music / movie that has been your favorite lately?
Among others painter Liu Xiaodong, film Three Identical Strangers, musician Joep Beving.

What do you fear when you create?
Electricity, disease, ticks, suffering, violence, loneliness, people, emptiness, fear, wealth, chemistry and garbage.

What creation tool would I not be able to live without?
Without a nail clipper, it would be difficult.

What do you consider to be the biggest success of your artistic career so far?
So far, I don't consider anything to be an outstanding success, but even small bites are delicious.

How do you view the positive or negative critique of your creation?
Critical.

Name an artist that you would like to be compared to.
I just want none. But I find it extremely ambivalent to feel when someone correctly notices an actual impact.

How did the pandemic mark your work?
I do not notice any influences on creation yet. But it gave me, previously almost inconceivably, the possibility of pedagogical work.

The relay question of the artist Tanja Lažetić
Which word comes to mind first?
Doubt.

Rene Maurin (1971) is a Slovenian author who is marked by infidelity to the media and the transition between film, theatre and more recently, photography. He is the author of many documentaries such as I Saw Elvis (1999) and Life from the Inside (2000), and the feature film Light Black (2014), for which he received the Prešeren Award from the University of Ljubljana. As it is customary for directors, he also indulges in the habit of writing and publishes his texts in various domestic and foreign publications.