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Ida Brišnik Remec / Drawings
UGM Šop, Strossmayerjeva 6
22 September–26 November 2023
opening: Friday, 22 September 2023, 16:00

curator: Andreja Borin

Drawings by Ida Brišnik Remec, an academic painter with a creative career spanning over six decades, are on display in the sales exhibition at the UGM Šop. Her work is dominated by plant matter themes, which range from fruits and vegetables to flowers and evergreen potted plants. The plant world has been the painter's favourite model since the 1970s, when she painted multiple enlargements of plants in acrylic. Along with painting, she has always devoted herself to drawing, which has eventually outweighed painting.

The artist's perception of nature is one of magical transformation. Every detail in nature comes to life under her fingers, revealing an inner life unseen by the naked eye. The artist is drawn to micro-worlds, into which she delves with the patience and precision of an explorer, never losing sight of compositional and colour harmony. Lushly growing leaves, odd patterns, or dazzling blooms provide a challenge to the daily exercise in style that adds fullness and significance to the artist's days. But it is not simply about technological perfection. Ida Brišnik Remec's work demonstrates that we truly do look with our hearts and that age has no bearing on this. Her drawings inspire us to listen to the enigmatic pulsating of an apple, a flower, or a leaf, and to open our eyes to the world's infinite beauty. 

Ida Brišnik Remec (b. 1941) studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana, where she also graduated in 1954 under Professor Gabrijel Stupica. There she met Marjan Remec, her future husband and an academic painter, with whom she frequently exhibited together. She worked as an art teacher from 1964 to 1975, then as a freelance artist until her retirement, devoting herself to painting and teaching as well as working on public commissions (tapestries and stained glass).

price of a framed picture: 150 €