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From the series Premonition








82 x 67 cm
32.28 x 26 in


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  • About the work

Peter Koštrun is a master of landscape photography, refined selection of framing and light, as well as a specific, extremely subtle atmosphere that gives the impression as if his images capture something greater and immortal. The series Premonition is characterized not only by the diversity of format, content background as well as formal expression but also by the transition from the previously typically contemplative mood, towards an engaged force of expression. This is not established through a direct commentary or an illustration of concrete events, but through a radical change in the atmosphere imbued by the image. Feelings of discomfort, unrest, premonition, even threat are inscribed into the black-and-white photographs, most of which are coloured with red ink, as a commentary on society. The landscape, in which a kind of unearthly, spiritual dimension has so far been present, enveloping physical reality like a veil, has taken on a haunting and warning air.

About the Artist

1979 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Peter Koštrun (1979, Ljubljana) is one of the most prominent Slovenian photographers of the younger generation. He is currently teaching at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana, where he also graduated in 2007. As the Photography course leader, he dedicated his teaching to the development of the field and furthering its place in the wider academic context. He has been exhibiting at home as well as abroad since 2003. Koštrun is a master of landscape photography know for his depiction of empty and deserted landscapes as well as his refined selection of framing and light. He is less interested in the documentary dimension of the land as he approaches the genre conceptually. His works contain a subtle atmosphere that evokes a feeling of something grater or even immortal.

Recent solo exhibitions include Moments, Mottard & Jenray, Liège (2012) in Belgium; The Time is Now, Photo Gallery Lang, Samobor in Crotatia (2012), Singularity, Photon Gallery in Vienna, Austra (2014) and Premonition, Center for Contemporary Arts Celje, Slovenia  (2016). Koštrun has shown his work in many group exhibitions at home and abroad, including Almost Spring, 100 Years of Slovene Art at the Maribor Art Gallery (2012), as well as in one of the most important exhibitions of contemporary landscape photography, Sense of Place at the Bozar Expo in Brussels (2012). His most recent exhibitions are The Protagonists of Slovenian Art, Künstlerhaus, Viennna, Austria (2015); After all, Cellar Gallery, Kraków, Poland (2016) and The Magic of Art and LET’S GO ONWARDS! Slovenian Photography 1990–2015, The City Gallery, Ljubljana Slovenia (2016). Koštrun’s works can be found in the Essl collection in Vienna and in the collection of the Cabinet of Slovenian Photography in the Museum of Gorenjska in Kranj. He lives and works in Brnica near Celje.

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Ljubljana, Trg prekomorskih brigad 1

Photon Gallery was established in 2003 in order to present and promote the artists from the Central and especially Southeast Europe, who are in particular engaged in the field of contemporary art photography. A special attention is paid to the international activity of the Photon Gallery. Therefore it established program collaboration with some of European p...

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