Enej Gala
born 1990 in Ljubljana — lives in London and works in London
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Enej Gala
born 1990 in Ljubljana — lives in London and works in London

Through painting and sculpture Enej Gala questions the possibility of objectivity by exploring the possible muta­tions of shapes that define it. Humanity, as a species, intrinsically is dissatisfied with their surroundings, therefore they crave to manipulate, or adapt the world to their needs. As such, we are not merely a consequence, but also a tool of reality’s evolution. It continuously repairs and reshapes all what we find supposedly untouched and independent before us. 

In Gala’s paintings, constant dialogue between hyper-realistic, almost photographic elements and objects and scenarios with very abstract and opaque foregrounds and backgrounds force the observer to constantly change the point of view, and to adjust their perception. With this exceptional technique of his own, Gala follows a short circuit in human perception to reveal the ideological viewpoints within the image. The distinctive stroke of his work lies in the methods that he uses to constantly undermine cultural, economic and ideological myths.

Enej Gala has graduated in 2013 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice, where he also achieved his master in painting in 2015. Since 2010 he has been invited to several group show all over Europe: in Milan, Lisbon, Tirana, Rotterdam, Slovenia and also at the Dakar Biennale (2013).

In 2015 has been invited during the opening of the Venice Biennale at the Rob Pruitt’s Flea Market at the A plus A gallery in Venice. He has been selected for the 31st International Biennale of graphic art Ljubljana (2015) by the curator Nicola Lees. He has won an artist residency of one year at Fondazione Bevilacqua la Masa, Venice (2015) and is the winner of the walking with art Stonefly price 2015. He lives and works in Venice.  Since 2019 he continues his research in the 3-year long Royal Accademy Schools residence programm in London.

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