Simon
Kocjančič


Born in 1979, Koper (SI)
Lives and works in Truške (SI)

Simon Kocjančič is active in the fields of painting, drawing, graphics, photography and artistic fanzines. He studied painting at the University of Visual Arts in Ljubljana. He has exhibited at numerous group and solo exhibitions at home and abroad. He has participated in many international art fairs such as Vienna Contemporary (Vienna, AT) and Positions Berlin Art Fair (Berlin, DE).  Kocjančič builds his artistic profile at the intersection of figuration and abstraction. He is attracted to a world of opposites, be it the nuances of colour, the blurred nature of motifs and their meaning, the distinction between the personal and the social as well as between the inner and the outer world. In his painting technique, he avoids routine and painting from templates, preferring instead to pursue a spontaneous gesture, thus ensuring that his artistic language remains fresh, both in terms of motifs and colour contrasts.

︎︎︎ EDUCATION


2007
College of Visual Arts, Ljubljana (SI)



︎︎︎ PUBLICATIONS



2020
Listen to me, Plateau Press, Russia,  

2019
Personal Outsides, Mapping The Ljubljana Art Scene
What I do is secret, self-published

2018
Ritual #1, self-published

2017
With a little help from my friend, self-published

2016
I day in a life of a dog and his friend, self-published

2015
Today i see just trees, House of culture Pivka


︎︎︎ SOLO SHOWS


2022
TBA, ŠKUC Gallery, Ljubljana (SI)

2021
YO YO, Ravnikar Gallery Space, Ljubljana (SI)

2020
Flash Show, Budapest (HU)
HOAST artist run space, Vienna (AT)

2019
I never know, Ravnikar Gallery Space, Ljubljana (SI)

2017
Down & behind, Alkatraz Gallery, Ljubljana (SI)

2016
Simon Kocjancic, Ivana Bajec, P74 Gallery, Ljubljana (SI)

2015
Today I see just trees, House of culture Pivka, Pivka (SI)

︎︎︎ GROUP SHOWS


2022
viennacontemporary, Vienna, AT
Positions Berlin Art Fair, Berlin, DE

2021
VOJTEH, Museum of architecture and design, MAO, Ljubljana (SI)
VOLTA Basel 2021, Basel (CH)


AIR4, Ravnikar Gallery Space, Ljubljana (SI)

2020
Vienna Contemporary, Vienna (AT)
AIR4, Ravnikar Gallery Space, Ljubljana (SI)

2019
Vienna Contemporary Vienna (AT)
OSM, Center Sodobnih Umetnosti Celje, Celje (SI)
That is to say everyone, Ravnikar Gallery Space, Ljubljana (SI)
AIR4, Ravnikar Gallery Space, Ljubljana (SI)

2018
HKP20, House of culture Pivka, Pivka (SI)
Sestilo, ŠKUC Gallery, Ljubljana (SI)

2017
Zines! Contemporary Zine Production, MGLC, Ljubljana (SI)
Off The Hook, Neurotitan Gallery, Berlin (DE)






SELECTED WORKS




Simon Kocjančič
Love story, 2022
Oil and acrylic on canvas
150 x 140 cm


Simon Kocjančič
Relaxed, 2022
Oil and acrylic on canvas
150 x 140 cm




Simon Kocjančič
Listen to me, 2021
Oil and acrylic on canvas
150 x 165 cm




Simon Kocjančič
Come a little bit closer, 2021
Oil and acrylic on canvas
110 x 120 cm









Simon Kocjančič
Deceived, 2020
Oil and acrylic on canvas
40 x 40 cm








Simon Kocjančič
And nothing else, 2020
Oil and acrylic on canvas
150 x 165 cm


Simon Kocjančič
Some will know, 2020
Oil and acrylic on canvas
150 x 165 cm


Simon Kocjančič
On a fence, 2020
Oil and acrylic on canvas
135 x 150 cm




Simon Kocjančič
Under the bed, 2019
Oil and acrylic on canvas
165 x 150 cm



Simon Kocjančič
A moment happy, 2017
Oil and acrylic on canvas
205 x 160 cm


Simon Kocjančič
Almost poot, 2017
Oil and acrylic on canvas
140 x 160 cm