2017: Martin Vongrej: Portfolio

Martin Vongrej is one of the key representatives of a young generation artists who follows the legacy of neo-avant-garde and existentially-based conceptual art. His works are created as intuitive, and at the same time systematic, installations devoted to the issues of human consciousness and spiritual perception. They are composed from found as well as fabricated objects, paintings, photographs and drawings, often using simple methods of multiplication. Assembled all together, they are particularly attuned towards the exhibition space. Martin Vongrej often combines images and texts, newly defining elements of experience with space and time. He investigates borders between the visible and invisible world. Mirroring, rotation, repetition and the grammar of the unspeakable are frequent motifs of his works. Martin Vongrej creates situations based on the records of everyday life, in which he works with an extended consciousness of the self and also with immediate contact with the closest surroundings. He took part in the Manifesta 8, The European Biennial of Contemporary Art in 2010 in Murcia, Spain with the work “Self-observing Conciousness”. Besides that, in recent time his work has been introduced in several solo exhibitions in Slovakia and the Czech republic. He received individual grants from Kone foundation (FI) in 2013 and Terra foundation (USA) in 2015. Vongrej’s works take part in collection of Fondazione Morra Greco. Martin Vongrej is resident at A.I.R. FUTURA with the support of Visegrad Artist Residency Program– Visual and Sound Arts. (http://visegradfund.org/)

Daniel Grúň 


Found Psycho-geometry, 2016
Found Psycho-geometry, 2016
 'Consciousness Into Alphabet, acrylic on wall', dimension refered to space possibilities, 2010
'Consciousness Into Alphabet, acrylic on wall', dimension refered to space possibilities, 2010
Thought Space, 2014
Thought Space, 2014
Duration (Definition of visible presence of object, notion about constant re-depiction of visible – duration.) 2016
Duration (Definition of visible presence of object, notion about constant re-depiction of visible – duration.) 2016