Ana Kavčnik Jamnik - Consequences
Ana Kavčnik, born in 1992 in Ljubljana. In 2016 she graduated in the field of sculpture at the Faculty of Education, University of Ljubljana, majoring in Art Pedagogy under the mentorship of prof. Mirko Bratuša. From 2014 to 2017 she was a demonstrator for the UL PEF Gallery at the Faculty of Education in Ljubljana under the mentorship of doc. Andrej Brumen Čop. In 2017, she was on an Erasmus + study exchange at the E. Geppert Academy of Arts and Design in Wroclaw, Department of Ceramics and Glass. So far, she has exhibited her works in Slovenia, Latvia, Germany, China, Poland and Croatia. One of her works is owned by the Mark Rothko Art Center in Daugavpils, Latvia. In 2018, she received the main award Ex terra Krško 2018. She is currently employed at the Faculty of Education, as a technical assistant at the Department of Art Pedagogy. She is also active in the first aid team of the municipality of Log – Dragomer and as a volunteer firefighter, which is always reflected in her work.
She is shocked and through her art we also look at a car accident, we are overwhelmed by the sight of the destructive swallowing of red flames, natural disasters confirm to us time and time again the superiority of nature over the little man. Ana also encounters this realistically, she knows the smell of burns, mud, water, she knows the stories and the people behind those stories.
Ana’s works remind us only of the fragility of man, which she herself experiences and understands through the eyes of an artist, as well as a man who encounters such events. With her artistic expression, on the one hand, she tries to save the weight that grows in her, and at the same time remind the world and society of the consequences we cause ourselves and nature.