Gregor Kregar is one of the most innovative emerging multi-media artists. He employs glass, stainless steel and plastic as well as familiar found objects such as glass bottles and recycled cardboard among other materials to create work. These he uses to mould and shape forms in all shapes and sizes that literally and symbolically reflect the world in which they are placed.
Kregar is well known for his sculpture - usually large scale, site-specific work - which makes the audience question their role as the viewer. Kregar uses multiple objects and multiple views (as in Piercing The Clouds, 2008) to heighten the depth and meaning within his art.
Piercing The Clouds series, uses stainless steel to create angular cloud formations that looks at the idea of multiple points of view. The clouds are site-specific pieces anchored to the walls and floor of the space they inhabit. Their surfaces are reflective and the viewer can see the ceiling, ground and themselves in the one formation.
Kregar gained his BFA at the Academy of Fine Arts, University of Ljubljana in Slovenia and his MFA at Elam School of Fine Arts in Auckland. He has exhibited internationally in solo and group shows and has engaged in many public commissions since the early 1990’s.
Some of his most prominent public commissions include ‘OKO 3’ Sculpture Terrace, Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand (Wellington), ‘Archie’, Changing Spaces, Wellington Arts Festival and ‘Vanish’, Connells Bay Sculpture Park, Waiheke Island. He was a 2007 recipient of Art Omni, art residency in New York, USA and a 2005 recipient of South Project Residency at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.