1 Ivan Cankar, 1987, mixed technique, 70 x 50 cm
2 Brez naslova, 1973, drawing with ink on paper, 34,5 x 46,5 cm
3 Brez naslova, 1973, drawing with ink on paper, 34,5 x 46,5 cm
4-5 XP12 (diptih), 2011, acryl, canvas, 2 x 100 x 100 cm
6 Brez naslova, 2013, modular print, 50 x 50 cm
7 Brez naslova, 2013, modular print, 50 x 50 cm
8 Autlandija, 2010, acryl, canvas, 60 x 60 cm
9 Primozh Trubar, 1987, mixed technique, 70 x 50 cm
Photography: Boshtjan Gunchar
Nejch Slapar is an artist and musician. He was born on 10 March 1945 in Strazhishche near Kranj. After completing grammar school in Kamnik he studied civil engineering (higher technical school in Maribor) before opting for the graphic industry. In 1971 he found work as a graphic designer in the graphic company Gorenjski tisk in Kranj. He was employed there until 1990.
Together with Janez Horvat, Zhivko Kladnik and Gashper Starc he founded the film group Ime, which in the years 1970–1976 shot a number of short films (To Understand, Little Red Riding Hood, A Balad About a Corpse, Boredom) for which they received some important film awards in the former Yugoslavia, as well as in Austria and Italy. He collaborated with the international conceptualist group Westeast (founded by Franci Zagorichnik) and together with France Pibernik prepared several exhibitions of concrete poetry and prints. In 1977 he cofounded the group Studio Signum together with Franci Zagorichnik and Zhivko Kladnik. They realised a number of projects in Kranj, Bohinj, Rijeka, Piran and Venice (project ABC-Alphabet).
He has prepared over one hundred independent exhibitions and contributed to numerous group exhibitions. He has participated in various art colonies. In 1978 he received the first prize at the ex-tempora in Piran. He is a member of the Association of Societies of Slovenian Artists.
Slapar lives and works in Strazhishche near Kranj.
Translation: Marko Petrovich