About the artist
Gašper Jemec is a visual artist, born on 25th of October 1975 in Kranj, Slovenia. He enrolled at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana, where he studied painting and new medias both as an undergraduate and as a graduate student. Jemec also did graduate work in painting at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania in USA. As a Herder scholarship winner of Alfred Toepfer Stiftung FVS from Hamburg, he further trained in sculpture at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. His work has been widely exhibited in solo and group shows all over the world, in museums, galleries and other important exhibitions such as Venice Biennale, Essl Musum and Museumsquartier in Vienna, Salamatina Gallery in New York, Vinzavod Center for Contemporary Art in Moscow, European Parliament in Bruxelles, Art Center Berlin, Studio 1.1. Gallery in London, European Central Bank in Frankfurt. He has resided and worked in Indiana, Los Angeles, New York, Vienna, Hamburg, Venice, Sakaide, Valencia, Moscow and London.
Gašper Jemec is an artist whose work is both timeless and unique. The son of a painter and of an art historian, he became aware of his own creativity at a precocious age and has devoted his life to cultivating his restless and experimental nature. Jemec’s multi-media work is both sensual and cerebral, and he blends technology with tradition in order to manipulate texture, color and light in new and stimulating ways.
Jemec often works in several disciplines at one time, freely moving from painting to sculpture, photography, and installation. In some works he demonstrates a virtuosity of color; in others it is the absence of color which makes an aesthetic or philosophical gesture. Jemec constantly alters his materials and techniques to imbue each phase of his career with freshness and mystique.