Gregor Kregar creates both figurative and abstract sculpture using a broad range of media. He comments on people and nature in his work, literally and symbolically reflecting the world around us. Consistent throughout his practice is the repetition of elements - one builds upon the other to form a whole, often conveying a sense of the uncanny.
The stainless steel ‘Reflective Habitat’ reflects nature in multiple ways. While mirroring its surroundings and forming a reflection upon the water's surface, formally it resembles a crystalline or plant-like growth. Kregar is interested in geometric mathematical structures, their combinations and multiplications found in nature. Here, he enlarges these microscopic structures, visualising a hidden world.
Kregar gained his BFA at the Academy of Fine Arts, University of Ljubljana in Slovenia where he was born in 1972, and his MFA at Elam School of Fine Arts in Auckland. He has an international practice participating in solo, group shows and residencies around the world, including those in USA, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. He has engaged in many public commissions, most recently for Christchurch Airport and Lekhwiya Sport Stadium, Doha, Qatar United Arab Emirates. At Sculpture on the Gulf 2013 he received People’s Choice Award and the Lexus Premier Award.