Milogoj Dominko




dimensions: 33 x 23 cm without frame

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Miligoj Dominko (1932), painter and graphic artist, graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana in 1956. He studied at the academy with professors Slavko Pengov, Mario Pregl and France Mihelič. In 1958, together with Silvester Komel and Pavel Zamor founded the studio for economic propaganda “APOLO”, where they worked on drafts for advertisements, posters and labels. In 1964, M. Pijade purchased his painting for the Skopt Museum at the Youth Biennale in Rijeka. He exhibited for the first time in 1968 in Čateške Toplice. In 1969 he received a two-month scholarship from the Prešeren Fund and went to study in Paris, Belgium and the Netherlands. Since 1970 he has been a freelance artist. He won the first prize in 1973 at Bienall, the Alps in Arta Terme, Italy, and also met his patron Gilbert Saviozo. Dominko is a great drawer and delicate colorist. His painting ranges from moderate modernist figuralism to postmodern shocking compositions. In the early days, where the cycles of chess pieces, bottles, cities and fish stand out, his personal mark or theme is still missing. In the 1980s, solid compositions with strong expressive accents emerged. An expressive gesture and surrealism was modeled. In the nineties, he began to approach the fantastic variations on Baroque themes. In his works, the effects of historical expressionism, the color of the Independent and Aesthetics of the Ljubljana School are shown. After 1973, he almost stopped exhibiting in Slovenia and concentrated on the environment of Switzerland. His works are in domestic and foreign galleries: the Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje; National Gallery, Ljubljana, Pinakoteka, Vatican, Musee du Jura, Moutier (Switzerland); Musee de la graphique, La Locle (Switzerland) and Musee de la Main, Paris.


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