Academy of Fine Arts and Design Ljubljana, Slovenia-EU
Program / Degree
July 9, 2004
If you're an artist, what kind of art do you make?
Conceptual, Drawing, Painting, Video
Mladen Stropnik born in Slovenj Gradec 1977 and raised in Velenje (Yugoslavija).
Teacher till 2008. Repairing jewelry since 2009.
Currently live in Ljubljana (Slovenija).
Artist influences that draw inspiration are swap artists and Nataša Skušek, Res Nullius, Junoš Miklavc, 90's.
About my artwork
Seeking for freedom. That I think is art.
...what is actual truth, fucking, rock and roll, life in the future, sleeping outdoors, wealth, enjoying rest time, aroma party, a violence of authority, perseverance and fighting spirit and physical endurance, odds and ends, improving stay...
I recreate powerful visualizations that I can not forget. The image bears the basic simple, raw and funny information. It is an image or shortened duration piece of art. Long duration art is manipulated and too far from real now/moment. Because there is just now. Endless things, procrastination, and enjoyment, yet staying prepared and moving towards a goal which resembles rebirth. How we live now and in the developed future. What is real / now and what shapes the actual reality? Moments, images taken from my daily life/dreams.
I imagine powerful desires and materialize them. I sketch, look, clear, wait. I am exploring who I am, where I am from, how I am developing and dealing with other.
I examine the concept through various media as far as I am able. Once completed, the work has a sense of simplicity about itself.
Life is the ride and then you go to sleep. I do it constantly and pick myself up to improve stay and lust. Do it easy! Give & Get.
I live in a place where people hang out together in peace. I am looking for moments that does not matter much in plain view. Everythings happening just now and there is no space or time. It does not matter if I am awake, dreaming or imagine it. Music and water are important. A clear idea is an art. Everything that is simple is good. I try to be raw with the material. When looking at art pieces it has to be seen as it was done "just like that". I show what you see. There is no story behind. I am looking for facts based on a statement and I am living with what I found.
Artists I like
Artist working with
Nataša Skušek, Robert Jukič, Klemen Klinc-Ziebane, Marko Tadić, Alfio Petrini, Scott Lawrence, Mateja Bučar, Ajda Valcl, Stojan Knežević
Potem je OK... a ko sem iskala svoje frende, tebe ni blo med njimi, hmmm..so upgrejdali sistem, ki je manj pregleden in manj hiter... in stalno imam opozorilo, da se eden script ne downloada...masine... a jest se popnavadi zapletem v "problem", ker me zanima, ha, ha...ajd cao duba