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Marko Šajn’s Knotted Figures Bend Over Each Other in Impossible Pretzels

“I don't want to give out all the details,” says Slovenian artist Marko Šajn. “That [doesn’t allow] the viewer to look at the work from an objective point of view and create a story—a feeling of their own.”

Best known for his tangled, embracing figures, Marko is a graphic designer whose spartan style bleeds into his bright color-block paintings and prints. With a focus on draftsmanship, Marko creates clean lines and flat pools of color that soften the parameters of recognition and interpretation. “The human figures that appear in my works have almost no significant features that make them relatable to real life persons,” says Marko, explaining their anonymity allows viewers to see themselves in his work. “The details of who the figure is, what the space surrounding it is, and what their relationship is, however, are left to the interpretation of each viewer.”

Best known for his tangled, embracing figures, Marko Šajn is a graphic designer whose spartan style bleeds into his bright color-block paintings and prints.
‘Beautiful Strangers’

While Marko welcomes multiple perspectives, his minimalist designs and primary color palettes usher viewers into a world of bear hugs, grade school wrestling matches, and recess-time rough-housing. Touch is a common denominator in Marko’s work, whether his figures stand shoulder to shoulder, or bend over one another in impossible pretzels. With works like “Crowd,” “Mingle,” and “Beautiful Strangers,” the artist explores the emotional weight of human touch and connection. “I believe that my work is highly emotional, but not in a way that would make the viewer necessarily angry or sad,” Marko says. “It's a sense of inner peace and calmness that I am trying to achieve.”

“I don't want to give out all the details as that [doesn’t allow] the viewer to look at the work from an objective point of view and create a story—a feeling of their own.” — Marko Šajn

Best known for his tangled, embracing figures, Marko Šajn is a graphic designer whose spartan style bleeds into his bright color-block paintings and prints.
‘Crowd’
‘Easy Money’
Best known for his tangled, embracing figures, Marko Šajn is a graphic designer whose spartan style bleeds into his bright color-block paintings and prints.
‘Reach Out’
‘Mingle’
‘Mingle II’
‘Love and Hate in a Different Time’

Marko Šajn: Website | Instagram | Purchase Work

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Morgan  Laurens 

Morgan Laurens is an arts writer who lives in the Midwest and enjoys saying "excuse me" when no actual pardon is needed. She is the founder of So Long See You Tomorrow, an organization that helps artists and creative entrepreneurs write about their work, craft a story, and get back in the studio. Learn more at: https://solongseeyoutomorrow.com

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