Interview with Matej Kren
Presentation of the installation of Parking exposed at the Quai de la Gare in Paris, and interview with Matej Kren who comments on the exhibit, the main themes of his work, infinity and doubles, and his sources of inspiration.
A polyvalent artist born in Trencin (Slovakia) in 1958, Matej Kren studied art at the Beaux-Arts Academy in Bratislava from 1977 to 1981, and then in Prague until 1985. The year that he was to receive his degree, he participated in the Kobe art students' international exhibit, where he received the prize of honour.
Matej Kren explored different medias and means of expression: cinema, music, plastic arts, painting, etc... In 1989, he made a cartoon, That's a Movie, which gained attention in several festivals and won a "Danzante de Oro" award in Huesca (Spain) in 1991. He participated in an increasing number of exhibits worldwide (Berlin, Vienna, Chicago, Seoul). In 1992-1993, he was in Paris, a guest of Sevres, a national manufacturer, to collaborate on various projects. His Parking work, presented at the Quai de la Gare, is part of the continuity of his exchanges with the French capital.
Fascinated with literature, he made a "book tower" in Prague in 1998, called Idiom, before building an area entirely made out of books in Lisbon in 2006 (Book Cell).