Igor Kotnik ArtGallery

Igor Kotnik ArtGallery


About Igor KotnikPainting to me, means relaxation and escape from the everyday workly, to the world of dreaming and illusions. Drafts are occuring pretty quickly,after that I am supplementing the picture slowly spatially and lightly until it doesnt mature.
Motives on my pictures are primarily from nature, which fills me with energy and ideas, which I transmitting then via colour to paper.
I sketch in nature, or I help myself with photographs, which makes per me an immediate impression, and they are giving to me at creation, and as well the time and spatial limitlessness.
In 1979 I finished school for painting and design in Ljubljana . I m painting ,drawing and creating almost five decades - determined periods more intense, while other a little bit less.
I started with akvarels (water colours), oil paints on canvas and wood, synthetic colours, showers and combinations with differnet color techniques. At the end, I decided to put all my efforts into dry pastels on paper, which are giving me unbelieveable spectral possibilities.
Already as a child, I was attending various art workshops and courses, and when I was 9-year old, I already publicly presented myself and my early collection on the group exhibition of young artists in the modern gallery (pictures of cocks in the shower technique 1969). I had the first independent exhibition in 1984 in M-tourist gallery in Ljubljana.
My artwork is also found in private collections in Slovenia, Croatia, Italy,Germany,Sweden, and the Netherlands.

Acrylic on canvas

Oil on canvas

Dry pastel on paper