ECHOES by Michael Gregorjev Murn

Michael Gregorjev Murn: ECHOES

ECHOES by Michael Gregorjev Murn
10th May, 2024 – June 6th, 2024
Miart Gallery London
31-32 St James’s Street

Miart Gallery London situated in Mayfair, recently awarded the title, ‘The Best Gallery or Museum in United Kingdom 2024’, and named within, ‘The 20 Best Galleries And Museums In The World’, by the American Art Awards and World Art Awards, have announced the first UK solo exhibition of Slovenian multi-media artist Michael Gregorjev Murn (MGM).

ECHOES’ by Michael Gregorjev Murn will open on 10th May and run until 6th June, 2024. Set to be a defining moment in MGM’s artistic journey, the exhibition is the first stop on an ambitious eight-year global tour for the artist, which will involve art fairs around the world and culminate in a retrospective exhibition in New York.

ECHOES by Michael Gregorjev Murn
Mirage (2022)

Murn’s inaugural solo UK retrospective will be exhibited at the award-winning Miart Gallery London, a spectacular 560m2 contemporary and modern art centre located in the heart of Mayfair on St. James’s Street, London. Miart Gallery London, as well as being named “Best Gallery or Museum in United Kingdom 2024” and featured in “The 20 Best Galleries or Museums in The World 2024”, by the American Art Awards and World Art Awards, was also named as one of the ‘Top 10 galleries in London 2022’ by London Walks.

The exhibition will showcase a curated selection of 35 artworks, emphasising MGM’s prowess in abstract paintings and digital graphics. The curation of the exhibition will provide an immersive insight into MGM’s creative evolution and thematic diversity, and will also involve a presentation of his monograph, offering an in-depth look into his artistic endeavours and narratives. Miart Gallery London will present MGM’s first UK solo exhibition in its expansive Mayfair space, as part of an ongoing exhibition programme designed to support diverse artistic expressions through its multi-level layout and commitment to bridging Eastern and Western art forms.

ECHOES by Michael Gregorjev Murn
Matthew the Apostle, (2023)

Michael Gregorjev Murn describes himself as a ‘hyper-creative artist’, and as one of the leading Slovenian artists in the world, is a prominent ambassador of contemporary art movements in Slovenia, with an innate understanding of the importance of international activities and promotion of arts worldwide.

Murn says that his journey as an artist began in 2005 at the tender age of 10, when he decided to pursue his passion for creating in various forms by establishing ‘Atelier Art Murn’: the initial setup was modest, a small plastic table proudly adorned with a sign that read ‘Atelier Art Murn’. It was within this space that Michael’s insatiable curiosity for art took flight. Immersed in the world of creativity, he delved into art movies, voraciously consumed literature on various techniques, and fearlessly embarked on experiments with diverse media. The atelier became a playground for his imagination, a place where everything from seemingly simplistic ‘dadaistic’ drawings to intricate 3D artworks found its place.

ECHOES by Michael Gregorjev Murn
Irem Deniz

Michael’s boundless creativity defied categorisation as he skilfully blended media and styles, showcasing an extraordinary range of artistic expressions. Embracing the ethos of assemblage art, he ingeniously incorporated a plethora of objects collected from his relatives and surroundings, weaving together unorthodox combinations that gave birth to intriguing and thought-provoking artworks.

Murn explains: “The complexity within my artworks mirrors the intricacies of my life. Eager to explore everything, learn from every experience, and immerse myself in diverse cultures, religions, and backgrounds, I wholeheartedly embrace the unknown.”

A multi-disciplinary, multi-facetted artist, Murn is something of a Renaissance man, and doesn’t restrict himself to one medium or creative outlet, applying his artistic talents to painting, drawing, graphic art, photography, poetry and sculpting.

ECHOES by Michael Gregorjev Murn opens on the 10th of May, 2024 until the June 6th, 2024 at Miart Gallery London

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