SHADES OF GRAY
80×90 cm
sand in its natural color
2017

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Stanka Golob (Grahovo  – Slovenia)born  in Slovenia, is devoted to painting since 1981.  Since 1994 she intensively explores the effects of sand of natural colours and different thicknesses in art. She uses only the sand collected in the Slovenian rivers, mountains and quarries.
Her long informal education culminated with studies at the School of Drawing and Painting – Arthouse – college of Visual Arts in Ljubljana, where she graduated in 2012 with the thesis entitled Sandy illusion – the impact of different thicknesses and natural colours of sand on the illusion of space on a two-dimensional painting surface.
All the painting surface is covered with sand, this is the reason for naming such creations sand pictures. As she is still researchig this interesting painting medium, the motifs and basis are very perse.
She had also participated in international artist colonies and received several awards. Many art historians and artists wrote about her work: She had over 70 solo exhibition and more than 150 group exhibitions. in Slovenia, Italy  Austrija, Croatia and France.
Since 1997 she conducts workshops on painting with sand for children, students and people with disabilities in Slovenia and abroad.

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