Tjaša Iris IN THE PRESS

 

CHIANG MAI, THAILAND, Citylife Magazine, Nov. 2013, page 23.

 

 

 

SLOVENIA- DELO n.1 Slovenian daily newspaper, 4 October 2013.

 

 

 

ITALY – JULIET ART MAGAZINE, DECEMBER 2012, page 68






PERSONAL EXHIBITION AT THE SUBSTATION ARTC CENTER IN SINGAPORE MAY - JUNE 2012, by GIM SHUM TV

 

 

 

 

PERSONAL EXHIBITION AT ROTUNDA GALLERY IN BANGKOK, JANUARY 2012, by GIM SHUM TV

 

 

 

CHIANG MAI MAIL, THAILAND, 15 DECEMBER 2011

 

 

The colors leap out! New exhibition at Gallery 116

 

Artists Suntree Niran, left, and Tjasa Iris, right, with one of Tjasa's large canvasses

By Jai-Pee


The new art exhibition at Gallery116 on Charoen Muang Road close to the Nawarat Bridge is entitled “Nouveau Expressionisme”. Despite the grammatical error in the French title, and semantics apart, we have here a marvelous display of fresh stimulating artistry where, as Slovenian artist Tjasa Iris put it, the colors leap out at you. And this they most certainly do. The exhibition focuses on four artists – Bhensine Nilavadhanananda, Eng-on Homsuwan, Tjasa Iris and Suntree Niran.

Tjasa Iris, Slovenian born and bred, is on an extended visit to S. E. Asia and she has already had a significant exhibition of her work in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur – but her visit to the magnificent Phu Ping Palace and gardens in Chiang Mai province has inspired the collection of her works on display here.

Eng-Orn's vivid painting of the entrance to her home in Doi Saket.

The colors certainly do leap out but in a carefully balanced manner so that they envelop and warm rather than dazzle. The use of orange, yellow and blue in two of her large canvasses is very attractive and in her largest frame, the purple with yellow and a little blue is quite overwhelming in its imposing and grandiose creativity. Tjasa herself, much influenced by the southern German and Viennese schools of art, spent time in Paris where she learnt much of her skill and developed her natural talents further.

Bhensine Nilavadhananonda also went to Paris after an initial period of study at Silpakorn University in Bangkok – but she stayed there for 42 years! Her eleven paintings reflect the beauty of nature and focus on the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris with one especially attractive canvass featuring Notre-Dame cathedral. The use of color here is again vibrant and eye-catching.

Eng-orn Homsuwan, now a regular exhibitor in Chiang Mai since she moved to Doi Saket from Bangkok has included a superb canvass of the entrance to her home which is a pure delight. It is tastefully sandwiched between paintings of flowers which are her specialty. The six paintings by Suntaree Niran are more subdued in color but nevertheless they are appealing to eye and mind. The use of more restrained tones is very attractive as it contrasts beautifully with the other exhibits.

In all, the exhibition, open until February 12th 2555, is both relaxing and meditative – there is no finer way to spend a few minutes than to sit on one of the comfortable seats and allow the colors to wash over you, absorbing their lush and effervescent hues – as one poet once wrote “what is this life if full of care, we have no time to stand and stare?” – this could not be a more apt slogan for this imaginative and inspired display, which incidentally is also supplemented by some other attractive art work by local artists. The gallery is open daily (except Mondays) from 10.00am until 6.00pm. Phone 053 302 111 for more information.

http://www.chiangmai-mail.com/

 

 

 

TJAŠA IRIS AT AAF ART FAIR SINGAPORE 17 - 21 NOV. 2010

 


TJAŠA IRIS at ART FAIR AAF SINGAPORE 2010, 17 -... byGimShumTV

 


TJAŠA IRIS at AAF ART FAIR SINGAPORE 2010 by GimShumTV

 

 

 

TJAŠA IRIS "NEW FIND" AT ART SINGAPORE 2010, 7 - 11 OCOTBER

 

 

by GimShumTV

 

 

ARTS BEAT, SINGAPORE EVENT GUIDE, February 2010

 

 

 

TJAŠA IRIS "GARDEN OF EDEN EXHIBITION" AT INSTINC GALLERY, SINGAPORE FEB. 2010

by GimShumTV

 

 

 

 

TJAŠA IRIS "GARDEN OF EDEN EXHIBITION" & ARTIST RESIDENCY AT INSTINC GALLERY, SINGAPORE FEB. 2010

by GimShumTV

 

 

 

 

TJAŠA IRIS, RADIO KOPER 8. 9. 2009 - Interviju z novinarko Tatjano Gregorič

 
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PRIMORSKE NOVICE, 3 May 2009

KOPER > Inviting gardens in the magical realism of painter Tjaša Iris at the Meduza Gallery

Healthy mind in the crimson of fire

“Soft, warm, alive, gentle, yellow like straw, yellow like the flame of matches, it enters through the open window without you knowing where it comes from…” Thus the Nobel prize winner Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio describes in his poem L’Inconnu sur la terre the sensing of light, the kind that emanates currently from the Meduza Gallery in Koper and in which the paintings of Tjaša Iris are bathed.

In this most beautiful of lights, the colours produced by Tjaša Iris have acquired a different kind of sparkle, quivering and unclear, such that the viewer, who stands before it after coming in from the grey outdoors, is at first gently blinded by yellow, green, pink, purple and red. Timeless moments of absolute peace are captured in magical realism. It seems as if photographs have been fused into commemorative painting that has melted onto the canvas from a daydream.

“In today’s chaotic world, where there is no longer time for soothing gazes and pauses for breath, these timeless spaces are a luxurious oasis of peace and happiness, packed with joy and energy. Is this perhaps a deliberate altering of reality, or is Tjaša’s world really like that? Her positive attitude to life, which becomes a true veneration of physical reality, can be sensed in all her paintings. They bring to mind electromagnetic recordings that glow before us, drawing us in and linking us invisibly. They belong to us, they suck us into them and become part of us even before we are aware of it” writes exhibition curator Tatjana Sirk of her experience of seeing the paintings, which bear the titles Poppy Field, Trulli, Garden, Capri and Blue Palm, in her accompanying text for the exhibition.

Her acrylics on canvas, sometimes also on jute, are full of images from the real world, painted in a way that has nothing in common with possible painting trends. “It is important to me that the paintings are really mine,” says Tjaša Iris of the transformations of colour perceptions that alter the laws of the universe. Sometimes she has changed landscapes, and today she is in the gardens of Ravello, Miramare and Tuscany. “The energy of pure colours leads us off into distant lands, where colours are still a part of the everyday – the decorations on clothes, homes, and everyday objects that captivate us so much when we travel, then when we come home we do not actually know what to do with them, and they become distant,” continues Tatjana Sirk. The paintings of Tjaša Iris are truly different, they live in a different way, “although they recalled for me already known feelings and experiences.”

The Kranj-born painter graduated in painting and photography at Fortman Studios, the International School of Fine Arts in Florence, then at the painting department of Minerva Academy in the Netherlands she completed a postgraduate course, and after living in Venice and California she now commutes between Paris and Branik. Previously she painted, but now her medium is closer to drawing. The brushes are finer, and there is greater detail. Some paintings are still not finished. There is something elusive that hovers around her, calling on the artist to be allowed to stay beside her. Yet the decorativeness that is present – as Tatjana Sirk concludes – is always subordinate to the primary and sincere message of an almost child-like and for that very reason all the more credible joie de vivre. “Life is light and light is colour, the symbol of the human spirit and the mirror of its spirit.”

Photo caption:

Colours play without rest in the gardens of painter Tjaša Iris

 

 

TV KOPER - CAPODISTRIA, 6 MAY 2009

" PAINTING EXHIBITION OF TJAŠA IRIS AT GALLERY MEDUZA, COASTAL GALLERIES PIRAN, SLOVENIA"

 

 

 

 

TV PRIMORKA, 30 August 2008

"ARTIST IN RESIDENCY PROGAM VILLA FLORA"

Villa Flora Artist in Residency Program in Slovenia. pt.1/3

Villa Flora Artist in Residency Program ARTISTS' COLONY BRANIK - RIHEMBERK Pre-Coastal Wine Country of Slovenia .The Program is organized by Villa Flora Artist's Residency. By the founder - owner - painter Tjaša Iris and a rotating group of diverse artists, academics, critics and others that nominates potential candidates for the Villa Flora Artist in Residency Program. Session 2008. Participants: Tjaša Iris (Slovenia) http://tjasairis.com/ , Diek Grobler (South Africa) http://www.art.co.za/diekgrobler/default.htm, Mary Melilli (U.S.A.) http://marymelilli.com/. http://www.zlatadolina.si/artist-in-residency

Villa Flora Artist in Residency Program in Branik pt.2/3

Villa Flora Artist in Residency Program Slovenia. pt. 3/3