MONUMENTAL PAINTINGS for collector’s eye, UROŠ PATERNU

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In this painting catalogue "MONUMENTAL PAINTINGS for collector’s eye" are selected 27 unique monumental artworks, which were exhibited at five solo exhibitions during the period 1996 - 2007.

MONUMENTAL PAINTINGS

for collector’s eye

UROŠ PATERNU

Paintings presented at 5 solo exhibitions

From 1996 – 2007

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This catalogue “MONUMENTAL PAINTINGS for collector’s eye

was created for the presentation of the monumental paintings of artist,

Uroš Paternu, academic painter master for the period 1996 - 2007,

In developing his own, unique and artistic visual language.

With his individual approach to the issue and exploring abstract painting he has left a strong

personal expression and inexhaustible mastery of color and form in contemporary painting.

In the catalog are selected 27 paintings, which were exhibited in five solo exhibitions during this

period. Accompanying texts are from the catalogs of exhibitions.

His paintings demand a mature viewer who will be able to surrender to sensory perception and

allow a reciprocal contact with the painting in re-creating of the view.

Uroš Paternu's first individual exhibition in 1998 displays creativity based on the author's

expressive mastering of colours. His effort is directed mostly towards capturing the precise

artistic sensitivity as the mode for embodying the spiritual movements and overlapping of the

concrete everday world. Out of the consistency of the rectangular, other strained geometric

forms and relations among colours spanned between the magic intensity and chosen

hollowness, the colourful fullness and the translucence of the veil additional to the new and

only artistic reality becomes sophisticated and eyepressed on aesthetic and spiritual level only.

Milček Komelj, PhD in Art History (1998, from Catalogue - Uros Paternu: PAINTINGS)

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1 Uros Paternu©1998, Untitled, Acrylic on canvas, 130 x 160 cm

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The painting is the initiation of the spiritual concentration, it is the arena of the author's artistic

accommodation and the strictness of the form that enables the painter to percieve the freedom

of the poetic dreams and contemplation.

2 Uros Paternu©1998, Untitled, Acrylic on canvas, 145 x 200 cm

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The paintings of Uroš Paternu – with their refined application of colour combinations, often

weighed to the extreme, yet always deeply intuitive – remind the spectator of spiritual states

impressed in the deep darkness of colour and animated by a tamed gesture, of feelings born in

contemplation and offering to the sight a scale of veiled anticipation covered with sounds of

aesthetics within the music of colour.

3 Uros Paternu©1996, Untitled, Acrylic on canvas, 145 x 200 cm

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The author strictly classifies his emotions and visual impulses into a new system each time.

Simultaneously he lets the openness to spread through the frames of composition and through

the rifts. The openness is revived by the pure life pulse turned into the snowing of colours and

refined flashes, decantation and gradation of shades. The concealed richness is breathed into

the apparent asceticism and accordingly the author himself is searching for the contact with the

most noble among the masters of brush that have ever existed.

4 Uros Paternu©1999, Untitled Acrylic on canvas, 110 x 130 cm

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Everything created by an author of such a harmony in character, of such a sensitivity for colours

may only turn into an organic whole addressing the spectator in silence and with discetion –

even when the red colours are sensual and intense. It is like a concealed rhythm of some inward

movement or a stilness bringing to life some happening – or just its veiled premonition. This

restrained expressiveness, this veiled theatricality are joined by the mystic zen-coloured glance

to the transcendental spiritual fullness creating a bond between the experience of the

expressive abstract art and the eastern meditation.

5 Uros Paternu©1996, Untitled, Acrylic on canvas, 145 x 200 cm

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Contemplative fulfilment of the silence of the invisible where the visible and the denied

apprehensive world, gradually turning its noble musical sensitivity into artistic sacral and is

therefore poetically sincere and systematically in search for meaning, is sensed in the procedure

of mastering colours and shapes.

6 Uros Paternu©1998, Untitled, Acrylic on canvas, 110 x 160 cm

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Uroš Paternu concentrates on a systematic and in-depth artistic research of the role and

functions of the visual image or the possibilities of expression with primary artistic means

(colour, brush strokes and the forms applied with them) and of their constellation as a

possible expression of the painter's inner experiential world.

7 Uros Paternu©1996, Untitled, Acrylic on canvas, 145 x 200 cm

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Each painting is the carrier of its own meaning and all of them together are searching for the

mode to establish art of painting in its spiritual dimension. This mode is searched for at its basic

non-figurative position based on the constellation of non-alusive colours and shapes.

8 Uros Paternu©1998, Untitled, Acrylic on canvas, 110 x 160 cm

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Colour represents the fundament, the primal starting point for the painter. With restrained

accents he fills it with traces of his inward harmony, combining their dynamics or their static

into an image. This appears as an autonomously organised, organically grown issue coming to

life only in co-existence with the spectator, who yields to the image and is ready to experience it

as musically coloured meditation.

9 Uros Paternu©1999, Untitled , Acrylic on canvas, 110 x 130 cm

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10 Uros Paternu©1998, Diptych n. 1, Acrylic on canvas, 110 x 130 cm

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11 Uros Paternu©1998, Diptych n. 2, Acrylic on canvas, 110 x 130 cm

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The art of painting becomes musical poetry, so clearly congruent with the deliberate taciturnity

of the author, who even in his most dynamic gestures remains dark in his aesthetics and

delicate in his restraint.

12 Uros Paternu©2006 , Untitled, Acrylic on canvas, 130 x 160 cm

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The contemplative Paternu is self-controlled in directing himself towards the firmness and durability in

which he finds the strenght and changes the never lasting moments into his inner life, controlled,

directed and placed into stillness of the painting controlled by the colour that is the basis of his spiritual

determination. The beliefs that direct the individual to the apprehension of space, as the all-comprising

colourfull music that fulfils the soul. The imaginated pictures are arranged and become independent

although tied together by the colours.

13 Uros Paternu©1998 Untitled, Acrylic on canvas, 145 x 200 cm

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The contemplation that the painter wants to interpret through its procedures and principles so

characteristically intercepted with the auto-reflexive description. This concentration, contemplation and

experience are woven into the basic construction of each painting, shining through the layers as a dull

secret that unvells to the spectator step by step only. There is no first effect, the author's seriousness is

expressed and the serenity achived by long and hard work so obviously shown. Through the author's

attitude to colours and shapes the painter's inner sensibility is meticulously depicted or glowing through

its works as a picture on the vague surface of a muddy mirror, voiced congruentl with its architecture

and sensitivity to colours.

14 Uros Paternu©1999 Untitled Acrylic on canvas, 111 x 161 cm

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With no aspiration for a unifed personal style as an expression of his unique individuality, the

author is trying – starting wich each single painting – to light up the harmony of colours and

gestures, the transparency of surfaces, the palimpsets anticipation of deep layers, and then to

tune these up with a perfectly controlled yet relaxed spiritual glow or glance. This glance speaks

of an intimate personal expirience, of a self-denying human rapture, an it changes the art of

painting into a means which helps us arrange, release and control our desires and energies.

15 Uros Paternu©1996, Untitled Acrylic on canvas, 130 x 160 cm

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16 Uros Paternu©1998, Diptych n 2, Acrylic on canvas, 110 x 130cm

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The artist's inward tension is transformed into live aesthetic harmony through which the hidden

fire, the cosmic depth and the immense darkness are tamed and turned into tranquillity –

polyphonic in its interpretation, vivid in its colour, and self-sufficient in its dialogue with

spectator.

17 Uros Paternu©1999, Untitled, Acrylic on canvas, 130 x 110 cm

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The mode can be sensed in the unrestrained but contemplative feeling which is rediscovered in

the colours and strengthened in its countinuos system as the carrier, simultaneously

constructed by each painting alone.

18 Uros Paternu©2004 Untitled, Acrylic on canvas, 110 x 160 cm

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The inner impetuses are not coincidental or impulsive, but carefully planned and premediated

strokes and contours, which nurture the ungraspable experience of Being. His paintings offer no

room for everyday trivialities, as the artist delves into quest for the inscrutable existential

impetuses.

19 Uros Paternu© 2001, Acrylic on canvas, 80 x 100 cm

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20 Uros Paternu©2004, Untitled , Acrylic on canvas, 110 x 160 cm

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The contents not transformable into words because it was drowned into irrational existence of

the picture as if it was the invisible presence of the silent harmony enabling us to enter into our

own inner centre. Never concrete, always only suggested or illusory figuration, which emerges

and disappears in the abstract world of Paternu’s paintings functions as a cohesive syntax

connecting the otherwise compositional disassociations. Its main purpose is to gather the

dispersed attention of the spectator and hold it – even if on the level of the subconscious – in a

semantically tangible concentration. And only here the search for the message begins.

21 Uros Paternu©2002, Untitled, Acrylic on canvas, 100 x 100 cm

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22 Uros Paternu©2005, Untitled, Acrylic on canvas, 130 x 160 cm

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For it is then that the scattered and seemingly arbitrary energetic surges join and thicken into

associative figural components that evoke images of veiled human beings and strange

mysterious bodies, an interplay of meaningful movements and theatrical gestures, facial

contours and a glimmer of dancing shadows, overlapping each other in a whirlwind of emotions

and a furious pace of passion.

23 Uros Paternu©2006 , Untitled, Acrylic on canvas, 130 x 160 cm

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In certain most energetic places these components, assisted by sensory, emotional and symbolic

values of colours, manage to fuse into a dynamic theatrical performance, during which, as if in

yesterday's dream, the unconscious awakens and visualizes. The spectator, who imagines

himself as a director, does not even notice, when he turned into an actor.

24 Uros Paternu©2007, Untitled, Acrylic on canvas, 80 x 100 cm

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The feeling of his inner-self is decanted into the anticioation of the absolute personality

embodied in the proportions and directions, in the motionless surface and caressing colours full

of harmony and peace. The search for harmony is endless.

25 Uros Paternu©2007, Untitled 02, Acrylic on canvas, 110 x 160 cm

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He perceives the creative momentum as the opposition between the rational and the irrational,

the logic and the mystical, water and fire in his experience of the world.

26 Uros Paternu©2007, Untitled, Acrylic on canvas, 131 x 161 cm

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The modern world only seem to be characterised by order, but under this veil there lurks an

emotional Contemplative fulfilment of the silence of the invisible where the visible and the

denied apprehensive world, gradually turning its noble musical sensitivity into artistic sacral and

is therefore poetically sincere and systematically in search for meaning, is sensed in the

procedure of mastering colours and shapes.void, hovering the rational field. The painter strives

to fill this gap, which is shown in the inner dialogue of his paintings, whose form reflects the

contraditions at a higher level of reciprocity between the order and the chaos.

27 Uros Paternu©2007, Untitled, Acrylic on canvas, 110 x 160 cm

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All original monumental artworks are available for sale and shipped worldwide.

For further details please contact directly on upaternu@gmail.com

Enrich your art collection

Uroš PATERNU, contemporary abstract painter

Address: Mali vrh pri Prežganju 9c, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia -----------

E-mail: upaternu@gmail.com

Web Portfolio: http://uros-paternu.wix.com/uros-paternu

VIDEO:

“PRIVATE INVESTIGATION OF AN ABSTRACT PAINTING”

https://youtu.be/6emRWkllT34

"INSIDE THE PAINTER'S WORK" Creating,...painting,.. Work in progress..

Abstract artworks 2015

https://youtu.be/rC9MQtcCAVM

On-line CATALOGUE OF ABSTRACT ARTWORKS 2013-2015

https://www.yumpu.com/document/view/54874500/catalogue-of-abstract-paintings

Short BIOgraphy:

Uroš Paternu was born in 1972 in Kranj, Slovenia. From 1991-1995 he was studing painting and

graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana, Slovenia, where he also received the Master Degree

from abstract painting in the year 2000. In the year 1996 he received the University »Prešeren« Award

for the painting »Wet living green«. And in the same year he also received the First prize for a

postgraduate study from Ivan Napotnik Cultural Centre, Velenje. Only three years after graduating from

the Academy he presents his first independent and comprehensive exhibition in Gallery Keleia, in

Slovenia.

In 2015 he was awarded with 2 Prix Award, International Exhibition Art Resilience, Musée de Peinture

de Saint - Frajou, France. On the invitation he become an associate member of the Art Resilience

movement in France.

His work appears in various publications and his paintings are represented in corporate and private

collections. Internationally his paintings have been exhibited in Japan, Italy, Portugal and France.

He lives and paints in Ljubljana, Slovenia, Europe.

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SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

1998 Keleia Gallery, Celje

1999 Bevisa Gallery, Grand Hotel Toplice, Bled

2000 Gallery of the Union of Slovenian Fine Artist's Associations, Ljubljana

2001 Electro Gallery, Elektro Gorenjska, Kranj

2002 Gallery in Prešeren House, Kranj

2004 Libbreria Triestina, Trieste, Italy

2005 Schwarz Gallery, Ljubljana

2006 Ljubljana Castle, Pentagonal Tower, Ljubljana

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

1991-1995 Academy of Fine Art, exhibitions of student work, Ljubljana

1996 Ivan Napotnik Cultural Centre, Ilirija Gallery, Velenje

1996 Gallery Keleia, Celje, IX. International Weeks of Painting

1997 Gallery Keleia, Celje, X. International Weeks of Painting

1998 Gallery Keleia, Celje, Exhibition of young artists (Urša Berlot, Edvin

Dobrilovič, Uroš Paternu, Mihael Rudl)

1999 Fužine Castle, Ljubljana XI. International Weeks of Painting

1999 Žula Gallery, Maribor (with Mihael Rudl)

1999 Gallery of the Union of Slovenian Fine Artist's Associations, Ljubljana

(new members)

2002 Sakaide Museum, Sakaide Art Grand Prix, Japan

2004 City Museum and Art Gallery, Piran, ex tempore (selection)

2007 Exhibition in Kud Gallery, Trnfest, Ljubljana

2008 Gallery Jugovic, Ljubljana

2008 Gallery Kresija, Exhibition "Painting", Ljubljana

2010 Gallery Ivan Napotnik, Velenje

2015 International Exhibition Art Resilience, Musée de Peinture de Saint-Frajou,

France

2016 RE-COGNITION, Art Map Project, Ponte de Lima, Portugal

2016 International Exhibition Art Resilience, Musée de Peinture de Saint-Frajou,

France

2016 Nature AND Men/Men WITH Nature, Etoile Toy/ Visual Arts Florence

Texts from Catalogues:

Milček Komelj, PhD in Art History (1998, The meditative perceiving of Paternu's paintings - from Catalogue

- Uros Paternu: PAINTINGS, Keleia Gallery, Celje

Milček Komelj, PhD in Art History (2000, Spiritual glancing of Paternu's paintings- from Catalogue - Uros

Paternu: PAINTINGS, 2000 Gallery of the Union of Slovenian Fine Artist's Associations, Ljubljana

Mojca Grmek, custus, (2005, from Catalogue - Uros Paternu: PAINTINGS, Schwarz Gallery, Ljubljana

Jadranka Ljubičič, PhD in Art History (2006, from Catalogue - Uros Paternu: PAINTINGS,

Ljubljana Castle, Pentagonal Tower, Ljubljana

Damir Globočnik, PhD in Art History (2007, from Catalogue - Uros Paternu: PAINTINGS, Kranj)

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Catalogue “MONUMENTAL PAINTINGS for collector’s eye

Uroš PATERNU

1996 – 2007

Paintings presented on 5 solo exhibitions

All copyrights reserved by Uroš Paternu / UP ART

Edited and designed: UP ART

25.11.2016

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