Lives and works: Slovakia
Pavol Kajan has a strong background in Music and Performing Arts which he study early on for 8 years. With degrees from the Conservatory of Bratislava, a B.A from the University of Music and Performing Arts Bratislava, and Canterbury Christ Church University in UK, he completed his studies at National Film and TV School in Beaconsfield, in UK attaining his Masters of Arts.
During this period he discovered his passion for visual storytelling and creative fine art photography. Pavol dedicated the next 7 years exploring the medium through experimentation of different techniques.
In 2019, his artworks were shortlisted by the committee for the Royal Arts Prize 2019, in London, gaining exposure and recognition for his work.
Pavol currently resides in his native region Orava, in Slovakia, and is working on his lifelong project about archetypal reflections of humanity and the psyche.
Pavol Kajan is a pioneer in Contemporary Portrait Photography, as he invented a new way to approach staged photography. Each of his photographic compositions are carefully researched and prepared in his studio with live models and no digital alterations on the final image. The use of dramatic lighting with vivid contrasts of light and shade refer us to the chiaroscuro technique used by great masters of the 16th century, such as Rembrandt and Caravaggio.
His artworks belong to private collections, in UK and Europe.
Medium: Giclee Hahnemühle Fine Art Paper – German Etching® Matt Fine Art
Visit his current exhibition at our gallery here.