1959 Geboren in Ljubljana, Slowenien
1987 graduierte er an der Akademie der Schönen
Künste in Ljubljana, wo er Malerei studierte
Seit 1993 lebt und arbeitet er in seinem Atelier auf
dem Land im kleinen Dorf Mohorje, südlich von Ljubljana.
2009 SKUC Gallery Ljubljana
2006 SKUC Gallery Ljubljana;
MMC KIBLA – Space for Art, Maribor
2005 TOO-MODERN Gallery; Hotic
2004 Egurna Gallery, Ljubljana
1999 Modern Gallery, Celje
Zahlreiche Ausstellungsbeteiligungen im In- und Ausland
seit Anfang der 90iger Jahre. Verschiedene Preise
und Auszeichnungen, u.a. „National Award For Promising
Young Artists 1992
Marko Jakše‘s qualitative extent is still extremely
wide and he still researches figure, portrait and
flora and fauna in interiors as well as in open landscapes.
The artist puts diverse figuration as equal
elements into mutual conflicts, dramatically and
many times bloody situations on one hand and elegiac,
melancholic and sometimes symbolically tranquil
shades on the other hand. (Študije v modrem,
40 let Marije Snežne).
He is extremely sublime observer, who lucidly
perceives visual tactile values and translates them
into painting material. In his mature years and with
continual researching approach he is achieving a
true refined painting mastery.
It is as if he uses realism as a means to deceive
/ convince the eye, so that the viewer starts believing
in a possible existence which is later, with
some break or extreme, put into the sphere of the
unreal (unreal because it can not be seen). And so
he opens the dusty doors of a viewer and brings
him into the world that arouses fear in its greyness
or dreadfulness; there he swings him into aesthetic
comfort, which is the immanent quality of art.
Melancholic romantic landscapes per se or virtuously
interweaved patterns with 3D effect are formally
minimised into abstractions, which is a result
of new challenges the artist faced after his New
York experience (2000). These abstractions are
incredibly alive, convincing and express qualities
with colours and forms, typical for Jakše.
Marko Jakše has reached refinement of old masters
and even more: his paintings can not be put
in just any century; Although he operates with archetypes,
his paintings talk about here and now.
He is completely contemporary, subversive.