Klementina Golija: More than a view

Gallery Miha Maleš
When: from 03.07.2020, 19:00 to 03.10.2020, 18:00

You are cordially invited to visit the exhibition More Than a View, paintings 2010 – 2020, by academic painter and master of fine arts Klementina Golija.

The exhibition will be on view from July 3 to October 3, 2020.

Klemetina Golija was born in Jesenice. She studied painting at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Milan, where she graduated in 1990 (Prof. G. Baruzzi, G. Maronicello). She continued her master’s studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana, where she received her master’s degree in graphics (Prof. L. Logar) and painting (G. Gnamuš). She continued her studies in Boston, New York and Paris. She has had over 120 solo exhibitions, and has participated in more than 300 group exhibitions at home and abroad. She has received numerous recognitions and awards for her work.

This time we are presenting it in Kamnik as part of a joint project – exhibitions entitled More than a view, where several institutions participated – Intermunicipal Museum Kamnik – Miha Maleš Gallery, Museums of Radovljica Municipality – Šivčeva hiša Gallery, Regional Museum Ptuj- Ormož – Mihelič Gallery and Gorenjska Museum.

Under the auspices of all of them, an extremely beautiful and transparent monograph by the painter was created, designed by Barbara Kokalj Bogataj.

»… With a recognizable artistic language and a developed sense of drawing, composition and colour, he transfers his life to the canvas, where images full of symbols and universal artifacts mysteriously address us and never leave us indifferent. With her engaged artistic creation, Klementina Golija has thoroughly intervened in the Slovene fine arts space from the end of the 20th century onwards with her starting points in contemporary modernist painting.” (Record from the catalogue More than a View, Stanka Gačnik)

Klementina Golija chose an interesting artistic concept for the design of painting compositions, based on the coexistence of seemingly heterogeneous components: colours, colour fields and shapes, drawings and collage accessories. This way of connecting different artistic elements allows one of them to dominate and the other to prevail, but the painter always combines them into a balanced whole.