The Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in London presents an exhibition by Slovene artist Barbara Jurkovšek. “Loved” is a series of works on burlap that are using calligraphic and typographic elements of the images of flowers and embryos that indirectly relate to the question of human existence and its eternal craving for immortality.
Artworks in the series “Loved” were created in facing with kitsch, science and art with sociological, psychological and wider society issues. They serve as diary entries and reflections on current events happening in the world that Jurkovšek constantly mark on inexpensive burlap sacks, so that idea does not fade in preparation for painting. The works are related to the tradition of pop art, but in a style reminiscent of scientific illustration.
“I am trying to touch the relationships between love and death, between death and life, and between the beginning and the end,” says Jurkovšek. “In my creative process I often get inspiration from knowledge of zoology, botany, paleontology and evolution of modern humans.”
Barbara Jurkovšek was born on October 14, 1981 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. She graduated in 2006 in painting and art theory at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana. In 2007/08, she studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Lecce in Italy. In 2009, she obtained a master’s degree in painting. For her work, Barbara Jurkovšek received several prizes and awards. She is active in the fields of painting, sculpture, graphics, calligraphy, and scientific illustration.
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