Marko Jakše

Marko Jakše



"Spiriti Acquatici" 217x206cm, Öl auf Leinwand
"Türkische Arbeitshunde" 200x235cm, Öl auf Leinwand
"Il Pittore pregha il dio per gli colori ad olio" 196x257 cm, Öl auf Leinwand
"Albergo 'Jat'" 204x178cm, Öl

Marko Jakše  /  Biography


Marko Jakše was born 1959 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia in 1987. In 1993 he moved from the town to the country: he lives and works as a freelance artist in the hamlet of Mohorje, Slovenia. Always a favorite in the eyes of both the crowd and the critics, this rebel »with a cause« fights the Establishment because he believes that the system impoverishes art and strips art of its basic postulate, which is freedom. His canvases depict paradoxical, antithetical entities relating to the symbols and relics of sunken civilizations, spirituality, religions, mythologies, and art heritage. The painter’s visions unveil an anti-world of mysteries, curiosities, and miracles set in archetypal landscapes and timeless architecture. In the context of the 2022 Venice Biennale theme, his paintings challenged the idea of controlling nature and the related categories of existence, the scientific systems, and the knowledge of what actually is the primordial in and outside us, and above all, how something is. Jakše’s response to these questions covers a broad range from Nietzschean Dionysian abandon to meta-symbolistic and meta-romantic allegories reflecting the enthralling drama of human passions and yearning—mysterious games without a master.


Anmerkung / Commentary

The exhibition at Gallery Puzić is a collaborative project:  Bojan Šumonja and Marko Marko Jakše have conceived and developed the large-scale paintings together. They have assembled the exposition under their joint name Šumonjakše.

A list of the artworks and prices can be found below.


„After the battle, all generals are fucked” 310x420cm, Öl/Teer auf Leinwand  49.000 €
“Autostrada” 285x204cm, Öl auf Leinwand   34.000 €
„La tana del pittore“ 150x200cm, Öl auf Leinwand 26.000 €
    „On the edge of dreams“ 218x228cm, Öl auf Leinwand   28.000 €
        “Zen – Žen” 194x241cm, Öl auf Leinwand   34.000 €
„Acqua Alta“ 204x262cm, Öl auf Leinwand 28.000 €
    „Türkische Arbeitshunde“ 200x235cm, Öl auf Leinwand   28.000 €
    „La notte di maggio nella baia zonchi“ 203x286cm, Öl auf Leinwand  34.000 €
        „Spiriti Acquatici“ 202x234cm, Öl auf Leinwand   28.000 €
    „Who rules the world?“ 217x206cm, Öl auf Leinwand   28.000 €