Gregor Kregar

Gregor was born 1972 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Lives in Auckland, New Zealand and Berlin, Germany.

"My work is not confined to any single medium or material. In my sculptural practice I often combine a wide variety of materials such as stainless steel, plastic, card-board, ceramic, glass, video and photography. I utilize familiar subject matter such as human figure, body parts, television sets, bottles, inorganic rubbish and animals. I am interested in how the familiar subject can be represented in a way that displaces the original meaning and imbues the subject with new and unfamiliar meanings. My work deals with issues of ambiguity and the uncanny yet it is strongly connected to the social, economical and political environment I live in".

Gregor Kregar.

Gregor also recently received the Lexus Premier Award at the 'Headland Sculpture on the Gulf 2013 Exhibition,' held on Waiheke Island from Jan-Feb 2013. Kregar’s "Pavilion Structure" made out of recycled timber, was judged to be ambitious, vast in scale and concept as well as displaying a powerful exploration of the pavilion theme and an ideal relationship to the site.

The winner was chosen by Rhana Devenport, Director of the Govett Brewster Gallery in New Plymouth, and judge of this year’s works. As the winner of the Lexus Premier Award, Kregar receives a grant of $20,000! For more information visit the link to the right.

Nationality Slovenian
Currently based in Auckland, New Zealand & Berlin, Germany
Speciality Sculpture