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Marko Modic’s ‘The Fifth Element’ at Jakopic Gallery, Slovenia

Marko Modic is a Slovenian photographer, painter and visual artist from Ljubljana, Slovenia. Photographic and artistic circles of the world attributed Marko Modic a special place because of his unique and colorful works of art.

Slovenia –  THE FIFTH ELEMENT overview photographic exhibition is Modic’s mid-career retrospective, bringing a refined and conceptual curatorial selection of photographs and photomontages, taken from his vast oeuvre which has been accumulating over the last three decades. The exhibition has been curated by Marija Skočir, the curator and art gallery director of the Jakopič Gallery in Ljubljana, Slovenia, where the exhibition is on display and which has lately become a focal point of quality photographic exhibitions in Slovenia’s capital – on national and world scale: in the past few years the exhibitions of Roger Ballen, Lee Miller, Magnum’s First, Josef Koudelka and others have been presented there. The producer of the exhibition, Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana, has also published an extended photo-monograph with the same title, The Fifth Element (192 pages, printed on GardaPat paper, hardback, 105 reproductions of photographs), which is yet another luxurious publication in a long line of other artists’ high-quality photo monographs. The exhibition is available for further presentation around the world.
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Marko Modic
(born in 1958) is one of the most established Slovenian art photographers with an international reputation. His artistic and photographic quest has early become inseparably linked with extensive travels around the world as well as with extreme sport exploits. His photographic endeavours were earlier accentuated by performances, while painting, drawing and writing remain his modes of expression up until today. What makes him special among contemporary photographers is his technique of photomontage which, even today when up-to-date digital photographic equipment is used, has remained outstandingly individual and original, which is also due to his refusal to apply computer manipulation or postproduction to his photographs. That is why Modic’s claim that photomontage is for him neither a matter of manipulation nor an experiment but a vision born before he presses the shutter release survives as the fundamental paradigm of his photomontage process. Modic has been creating and exhibiting both in Slovenia and abroad. His photo-monographs were published by renowned publishing houses (i. e. Gestalten from Berlin (DE), Logos from Modena (IT) and others). In 2014, Susan Zadeh, the founder of the Eyemazing magazine, included two of Modic’s photographs in her selection of world photography in the Eyemazing Annual, labelling it “Contemporary Surrealism”.  

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