My life without me
Gallery KUNST 7, Switzerland
Human life runs automatically, within the prescribed norms defined by society and under the label dictated by the mind of the individual.
Since childhood, man is adopting what is right and what is wrong. He takes over samples and learns about mental labels that represent his truth and his most sacred religion – his own memories.
So the human nature is religious due to the concept of mental labels. It believes and takes over other people’s thoughts of other people’s concepts. The man is a believer who sees the world exactly as he thinks it is. He comments the view in advance and remains in the multitude of taken over ideas – by assigning labels.
Vasja Grabner is a painter, draughtsman and designer born in 1976 in Slovenia. He is a person with an extensive range of interests, whose art transcends the narrow confines of national boundaries and in which universal values lend themselves to interpretation. His art works are questions that cannot be solved by science, religion or ideology, but can be answered at the level of an individual. As a defender of humanity, Grabner took part in creating a successful international project ART FOR JUSTICE, which points out human rights and minority problems. His recent interests revolve around thought processes, social structures and cultural barriers. He lives and works in Slovenia.
*part of the art critic by
Mag. Phil. Martin Mössler,
MSc President’s Assistant,
University of Applied Arts Vienna (AUT)
2004 Culture Centre Kranj, Kranj (Slovenia)
2009 Gorenje d.d., Velenje (Slovenia)
2010 Lund University - Sociology of Law and ART FOR JUSTICE, Lund (Sweden)
2010 BASE LEVEL Gallery, Vienna (Austria)
2011 Parobrod Gallery, Belgrade (Serbia)
2013 Kunst und Handel, Graz (Austria)
2015 Castle Novo Celje, Žalec (Slovenia)
2015 Gallery Gorenje - Castle Velenje, Velenje (Slovenia)
2015 Kunst7, Zürich (Switzerland)
2016 Contemporary Art Centre of Montenegro, Podgorica (Montenegro)
2016 Gorenje d.d. gallery, Velenje (Slovenia)
2016 Kunst7, Zürich (Switzerland)
2016 Castle Tabor, Neuhaus (Austria)
2016-2017 Gallery GALERIE, Vienna (Austria)
2017 The Savin house, Žalec (Slovenia)
2019 Kunst7, Zürich (Switzerland)
PRIZES & NOMINATIONS
VAO Art prize - Chester (UK) 2019, Finalist
The Gateway International painting competition - Sedona, Arizona (USA), 2020 Finalist
Gorenje Art Collection, Gorenje d.d., Slovenia