Barbara Kastelec - Plant cells
In 2001, Barbara Kastelec graduated in painting from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design of the University of Ljubljana with prof. Emerik Bernard and Assoc. dr. Nadji Zgonik. At the same faculty in 2004, under the mentorship of prof. Gustav Gnamuš and dr. Aleš Erjavec received her master’s degree in painting. Since 2006, she has the status of an independent cultural worker. Barbara Kastelec’s creative work includes painting, illustration, animation and video.
In her artistic creation since 2001, she has been exploring the subject of food, especially from the point of view of experiencing the relationship between visual, memory and taste, and at the same time she is also exploring the multifaceted meaning of objects. In recent years, she has been focusing on the life sciences in his artistic work, especially from the point of view of science’s manipulation of plants and animals. In her paintings, she depicts the vital interdependence of people and food, and consequently of plants and animals. Barbara has been exhibiting at home and abroad since 1997.