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Alleyway Appeal: Miha Štrukelj’s Explorations of West L.A.

Miha Štrukelj, "Stozice."
Miha Štrukelj, “Stozice.”


By Lauren Meshako

Miha Štrukelj is a Slovenian artist working in painting, drawing, installation and site-specific work. His interest is in the linear elements of urban landscapes and the geometric building blocks of architectural forms. The son of a mathematician, it is no wonder that his eye consistently gravitates to images fixed from comparative ratios like textbook pie charts and the numerical equations realized in building constructions.

Štrukelj is visiting artist residency at 18th Street Arts Center is supported by a grant from the Trust for Mutual Understanding, a foundation sponsoring cultural exchanges between artists in Central and Eastern Europe and non-profit organizations in the United States that works to engage local communities through its programs. He is the tenth artist in residence that TMU has sponsored at 18th Street. TMU’s mission is directly linked with 18th Street’s goal of provoking critical dialogue through contemporary art-making. The residency at 18th Street has provided Štrukelj with opportunities for cultural exchange through internal programs for visiting artists such as tours of art spaces and studio visits with local curators, as well as public programs such as panels and artist talks that enhance 18th Street’s everyday atmosphere of dialogue and exchange.

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