ART UNDER THE HANDS OF ACADEMIC PAINTER ANDREJA PANIČ OMAHNA
My biggest idol is my father (Dušan Panič) , who draws breathtakingly realistic portraits as a self-taught artist. These portraits radiate a special energy. He used to work as a stonecutter and would create wonderful things out of stone that left no one indifferent. As a little girl, I secretly observed him in his creative process and learned from him.
In 1994 I enrolled at the Enrico e Umberto Nordio Institute of Art in Trieste, where, thanks to the professors, I gained an important starting point for my further education in the field of art. Under the guidance of Professor Livio Schiozi, I studied at the Painting and Decoration department and successfully graduated in 2001.
In the same year I moved to Florence and attended lectures of Andrea Granchi at Accademia di Belle Arti. I quickly found inspiration in this new environment (Flying architecture, Glass sculptures and Veils of consciousness / Pajčolanke) and completed four years of graduate studies with great results. I also completed pedagogical-andragogical education at the Faculty of Education in Maribor, while living and working in Ptuj. I currently live and work in Lukovica near Domžale, where I also started a family.
In addition to my father, I look up to Magritte, Dali and Escher.
The idea of this new series lingered in me for a long time. During the epidemic of COVID-19, I finally had enough time to, after a long break, dedicate myself to art again.
My father and I had our first joint exhibition (March 2021), where I presented for the first time my new series of paintings "Mysterious Past".
Life is constantly changing and shaping us, like a stone that gets rounder and transforms over time, but the essence of it remains. In a similar way I retain certain views and principles.
The stone represents cold strength that is not easily destroyed, even though, over time, it turns into sand or rubble. This coldness becomes warmth when we build a home out of stone and light shines into it.
I want to leave a mark; I want a "part" of me, my art – something timeless, to remain after me.
2021- »The Mysterious past«, Pavlovec Gallery, Ilirska Bistrica, Slovenia
2009 – »Through the Veil into Space«, Mihelič Gallery, Pokrajinski muzej, Ptuj, Slovenia
2007 – Young artists cycle, »Veils of Consciousess«, Media Nox Gallery, Maribor, Slovenia
2006 – Restaurant Ribič, Ptuj, Slovenia
2004 – »Other Dimensions«, Praetorian Palace, Koper, Slovenia
2004 – »Other Dimensions«, Coastal Information Atelier, Koper, Slovenia
2021 – »Transfiguration: Global Grouth and Identity«, virtual 3D exibition at Milostka Center, curated by Paola Fleited and Sidney Tanaka
2020 – »Zagreb Full color«, Nikola Tesla Technical Museum, Zagreb, Croatia
2019 – »May Salon ZDSLU 2019- "Painting" «, National Museum of Slovenia, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2014 – »Cultural Collages«, FO.VI Gallery, Kidričevo, Slovenia
2013 – »Sweet Istria«, group exhibition of paintings at ex-tempora, Koper, Slovenia
2013 –»Colours of the Streets«, skupinska razstava slik na ex-temperah, Koper, Slovenia
2011 – »50th anniversary of Kurentovanje« Magistrat Gallery, Ptuj, Slovenia
2010 – »In exhibitions« , Koper, Slovenia
2009 – »Artistic Dialogue« Albin Pro motion art factory, Majšperk, Slovenia
2007 – Ex-tempore Žetale, Slovenia
2007 – »13th Art Workshop of General Majster«, 72nd Barracks of General Majster, Maribor, Slovenia
2006 – »International Handicraft Exhibition«, Fortezza da Basso, Firence, Italy
2006 – »The end of the year exhibition« Accademia di belle arti Firence, Italy
2005 – Giubbe Rosse, Florence, Italy
2005 – »The end of the year exhibition« Accademia di belle arti Florence, Italy
2004 – »The end of the year exhibition« Accademia di belle arti Florence, Italy
2003 – »The end of the year exhibition« Accademia di belle arti Florence, Italy
Online publications / Links :
Publications in newspapers, catalogues, and books :
Catalogue of "Zagreb Full color" Tehnički muzej Nikola Tesla, Zagreb, 2020
Catalogue of "Majski salonZDSLU 2019 - SLIKA"
Other work experiences :
2015 – 2022 Personal supplementary work
2018 – 2020 Customer support for Italian online stores.
2013 – Ozara Izola - Artistic workshops with adults, Slovenia
2013 – Face painting workshop at Day center for children and adolescents Koper, Slovenia
2013 – Artistic workshops with children at Elementary school Sečovlje, Slovenia
2012 – 2013 Lotto Stores - Trader and arranger
2012 - 2013 – Artistic workshops with children at Kempinski Palace Portorož, Slovenia
2012 - 2013 – Artistic workshops with children, facepainting and Production of puppets for puppet shows at Animus animiranje Sečovlje, Slovenia
2012 – Painting workshops for children at Obalne Galerije Piran, Slovenia
2012 – Collaboration with Nastja Starič at Bodypainting zebra, Capodistria, Slovenia
2011 – 2012 TVANS store, Lucija - Trader and arranger
2011 – Drawing course at Ljudska univerza Ptuj, Slovenia
2010 – Artistic workshops with children at Elementary school Hajdina, Ptuj, Slovenia
2010 Electrical and Computer School Ptuj, Art pedagogue- School Center Ptuj (replacement)
2009 – 2010 Wedding Fair, fashion show collaboration withTamara Ficko, Celje
2008 – 2009 Illustrator - children's magazine Dodo and 3 books
2007 Photo studio Langerholc, Ptuj, Slovenia- Photographer
2007 – 2010 Replay Store - Arranger
2001 – 2006 Lotto Stores - Trader and arranger
Formal Education- school:
2011 - Pedagogical andragogical education, Faculty of Education, Maribor
2007 - Accademia di belle arti, Florence
2001 - Enrico and Umberto Nordio State Art Institute, Trieste
2021- How make word press internet page, navdih.net with Marko Petrej
2016 - Crystal nail campus, Fiesa - Tehnical level
2015 - Nail making course - Basic gel extension with Nina Ilovar Hribar-Nillandia
2013 - Education: "Introduction to psychopalogy and the basics of working with people with long-term mental health problems"
2013 - Training: "Conflict Resolution and Mediation in Educational NGOs"
2013 - Education: "How to resolve conflicts in relationships"
2013 - Education: "Assertiveness Training"
2008 - ECDL (European Computer Driving License) course (Power point, excel, word, access)