(+1948, Žilina) Robert Brun studied at the Academy of Fine Arts (1966 – 1972) in the department of book graphics and illustration under supervision…
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(+1948, Žilina) Robert Brun studied at the Academy of Fine Arts (1966 – 1972) in the department of book graphics and illustration under supervision of prof. Vincent Hložník and in the last year under supervision of prof. A. Brunovský. Since 2003 he has been working at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica. He was a long-time member of the graphic association G-Bod. He has illustrated more than 60 books, many of which have won awards at home and abroad. Robert Brun is one of the prominent personalities of Slovak graphics and illustrations of 80's and 90's. In his earlier work he focused mainly on figural themes, later he reduced the human figure to a fragment and characters.

Since 1990 he has been devoted to graphic art only sporadically, concentrating mainly on drawing, stamp design and painting. In his graphic works he uses mainly mezzotint, etching and dry needle, which reaches the depth of dark shades. With clear contrasts, he leaves the dominant motif to stand out on a monochromatic background.

Robert Brun about his work: “I perceive creating as a permanent state of confrontation of the internal setting with the reality, as well as a way of interpreting of this equation. As for me, the working process is the act of creativity, which in my case, always involves materialisation of instincts and intuition, and intervention in the space unknown.”


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Brun Robert

Brun Robert

(+1948, Žilina) Robert Brun studied at the Academy of Fine Arts (1966 – 1972) in the department of book graphics and illustration under supervision of prof. Vincent Hložník and in the last year under supervision of prof. A. Brunovský. Since 2003 he has been working at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica. He was a long-time member of the graphic association G-Bod. He has illustrated more than 60 books, many of which have won awards at home and abroad. Robert Brun is one of the prominent personalities of Slovak graphics and illustrations of 80's and 90's. In his earlier work he focused mainly on figural themes, later he reduced the human figure to a fragment and characters.

Since 1990 he has been devoted to graphic art only sporadically, concentrating mainly on drawing, stamp design and painting. In his graphic works he uses mainly mezzotint, etching and dry needle, which reaches the depth of dark shades. With clear contrasts, he leaves the dominant motif to stand out on a monochromatic background.

Robert Brun about his work: “I perceive creating as a permanent state of confrontation of the internal setting with the reality, as well as a way of interpreting of this equation. As for me, the working process is the act of creativity, which in my case, always involves materialisation of instincts and intuition, and intervention in the space unknown.”

AWARDS  /selection/
2010 – The Most Beautiful Book of Slovakia (SK)
2009 – Pourchase prize, Space International print triennal, Soul (KR)
2008 – 1st prize in The Most Beautiful Book of Slovakia (SK)
2006 – Excelent award, Koreapost, Soul (KR)
2003 – Regular Award, The International Triennial Graphics Competition, Cracow (PL)
2000 – 1st prize in the Miniprint International Cadaques (SP)
1998 – The Award in “Inter – Contact – Graphic”, Prague (CZ)
1995 – 1st prize in the competition The Most Beautiful Book of Slovakia (SK)
1993 – Grand Prix, 1st International Graphics Biennial Competition, Maastricht (NL)
1989 – The Award of Ľ. Fulla, Bratislava (SK)
1989 – Bronze medal I.B.A., Leipzig (PL)
1987 – The Golden Apple, BIB, Bratislava (SK)
1985 – 1st prize in the competition The Most Beautiful Book of Czechoslovakia
1979, 1981, 1984, 1986, 1989 – Certificate of Merit, The Most Beautiful Book of Czechoslovakia

ENTRIES IN THE COLLECTIONS ABROAD
The University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, USA
Chihiro Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
The National Gallery, Prague, The Czech Republic
International Print Triennial Society, MTG Cracow, Poland
The Space International Print, Soul, Korea

ENTRIES IN THE DOMESTIC COLLECTIONS
The Slovak National Gallery in Bratislava
The Bratislava City Gallery
The Gallery of M. A. Bazovský in Trenčín
The Eastern Slovakia Gallery in Košice
The State Gallery in Nitra
The State Gallery in Banská Bystrica
PGU in Žilina
The Orava Region Gallery in Dolný Kubín
The Kysuce Region Gallery in Čadca
The Gallery of P. Bohúň in Liptovský Mikuláš
SNK in Martin
The SŠS Art Collection Fund in Bratislava