IN PRINT- art project by Matjaž Borovničar
»… In his latest project IN PRINT, Matjaž Borovničar provocatively seduces the viewer on the path of reflection on a contemporary social phenomenon – theft of identity. That the problem does not limit him only to the theft of artistic identity, but generalizes the problem to an individual within society – he invites two other participating artists to his work, who with their works within the artist’s project – installation – are the ones who steal. This time it is Borovničar’s fingerprint, which the author thinks of as a unique imprint that is final, eternal, unchangeable for each individual; which occurs and persists from the birth of the child to the end of the individual. A fingerprint marks an individual, it is his autograph, his uniqueness, a uniqueness that marks only one and only person…”
He was born in 1974 in Koper. He studied in Venice and in 1999 graduated from the Venetian Academy of Fine Arts. Between 2000 and 2002, he continued his studies in restoration for wall paintings at the International University of the Arts. In 2002 he obtained a pedagogical-andragogical education at the Center for Pedagogical Education at the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana. He teaches art education, technique and technology at the Šmarje pri Kopru primary school and the Portorož Hearing and Speech Correction Center, participates in various activities, organizes and leads creative workshops at the ŠENT association – the Slovenian Association for Mental Health in Koper. He has participated in several exhibitions in Slovenia and abroad.
He collaborates with guests, artists Miha Pečar and Emilija Podjavoršek in the Theft of Artistic Identity project.