Adrijan Praznik explores the relationship between mankind and technology using a range of artistic approaches. Before a painting takes its final shape, the artist throws himself into research and conceptual design, savouring every element of the artistic process. Each series is a unique chapter which provides a springboard for the next creative challenge.
At the start of his career, Adrijan was inspired by images he found online, in films and elsewhere in the media. This resulted in giant paintings of monsters, superheroes and pinup girls. Recently, these themes have been replaced by abstract paintings, including monochrome works in smaller formats. Created with paint rollers, among other things, these works address the viewer through textural colour and paint in relief.
Aware that they have a significant impact on the viewer’s experience, the artist places a lot of emphasis on social matters, including day-to-day, historical and political contexts. In recent years, he has questioned the painter’s role in society and the way the art system works. At a time when change is constant, Adrijan is attempting to bring his artistic practice closer to this phenomenon. Risk and courage accompany him along the way.