JANEZ (JOHN) ALBRECHT
Realism in John Albrecht’s landscapes shows great attention to sketching, which is softened by the choice of colour and line. The medium used to depict the beauty of both ‘homes’ is tonal colour which creates positive and warm feelings. In his new homeland, John found numerous aspects that reminded him of home and soothed his homesickness.
Alenka Černelič Krošelj, Lecturer of Art History, Ethnologist and Cultural Anthropologist
JANEZ was born in Škofja Loka, Slovenia. He completed Trade School in Kranj and has exhibited at the Exhibition of Slovenian Association Melbourne.
He told us:
“I like to paint. I feel great when I complete a painting.
As a child I liked to draw.
Pavle Bozovičar and Dora Plestenjak, both acclaimed Slovenian artists, encouraged and influenced me in Trade School.
Once in Australia, I painted Slovenian motives, so I had some Slovenia around me.
I paint realistic paintings with oil paints.
My work is full of Slovenian heritage, the love for Slovenia and its beautiful landscape.
I am motivated by nature, nice landscape and sunsets.”
Slovenian Association Melbourne
Slovenian Association Canberra
Slovenian Religious and Cultural Centre, Kew
Slovenian Association Planica, Springvale