Peter Koštrun: Premonition

  • Date
  • 7 p.m.
  • Place
    Photon Gallery Vienna
  • 205_Peter Koštrun_Premonition_2016_C_Peter Koštrun.jpg Peter Koštrun, Premonition, 2016 © Peter Koštrun
  • 205_Peter Kostrun_Premonition_2016_C_Peter Kostrun.jpg Peter Koštrun, Premonition, 2016 © Peter Koštrun

Peter Koštrun (1979, Ljubljana) is one of the most prominent Slovenian photographers of the younger generation. He is a master of landscape photography, refined selection of framing and light, as well as a specific, extremely subtle atmosphere that gives the impression as if his images capture something greater and immortal. His latest project is characterized not only by diversity of format, content background as well as formal expression, but also by the transition from the previously typically contemplative mood, towards an engaged force of expression. This is not established through a direct commentary or an illustration of concrete events, but through a radical change in the atmosphere imbued by the image. Feelings of discomfort, unrest, premonition, even threat are inscribed into the black-and-white photographs, most of which are coloured with a red ink, as a commentary on society. The landscape, in which a kind of unearthly, spiritual dimension has so far been present, enveloping physical reality like a veil, has taken on a haunting and warning air. The photographs in the present exhibition, into which (beside the images) Koštrun has also inserted some personal items, address the viewer to reflect on man's deeds, his relationship to nature and fellow man, to reflect on the prevailing state of the spirit and subject matters that mark the present times and remain in the background of the photographs – from war to global warming, from erecting borders to the disappearance of the diversity of rural landscapes.

Exhibition run: 22.03. – 26.04.2019
Opening: 22.03.2019, 7 p.m.

Curator: Dejan Sluga
Participating Photographers : Peter Koštrun

Photon Gallery Vienna
Zieglergasse 34, 1070 Vienna
T +43 1 954 35 88
Tue – Fri 12 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Free Admission