Žiga Kariž

Žiga Kariž was born in 1973 in Ljubljana. His main focus is more in the ideology of painting itself rather than in expanding the field of painting. He represents the younger generation of artists, who problematise the field of painting through the use of media image and a free relationship with various technological processes. He deconstructs the social role of painting and the position of the viewer. The theme of his paintings is often media, especially film, which continues to shape his perception most today. In 2003, at the Venice Biennale he hung his paintings in the homes of temporary owners and the paintings had built-in cameras that transmitted images to the gallery in real time. These were paintings from the series titled Terror=decor, which examines how both media and artistic imagery, especially modern imagery, changes into décor in the service of capitalism.