The work of Miran Kreš (born in 1973 in Slovenia) explores themes of the mind, body, and spirit with an emphasis upon postmodernistic cultural identity and existential personal experience. He studied Educational Fine Art at the University of Ljubljana. In 1998 he graduated from abstract painting. He spent the following years in Ljubljana and traveling throughout Europe and North Africa. The Theory of Postmodernistic Simulacrum and analytical psychology influenced the development of his art from 1999 to 2001. He went to New York where he attained the contemporary views and reflections in multimedia art. Miran's works often focus on the marginal existential social codes and towards the construction of a self within a cultural, historical, and social space. From 2002 to 2003 he lived in Amsterdam where the central, though not exclusive theme of Kres's work has been an exploration of mortality and alchemy, a controversial subject that Kres has updated and extended with wit, verve, originality and force. Recently, in 2005 and 2006, Kres has exhibited at the Slovenian Galleries in Ljubljana, the Hest 35 Gallery and Kresija Gallery, and internationally in The Young Artists' Biennial, Bucharest 2004 in Romania, Les Decourtenay Galleries in Belgium etc. He was nominated for Henkel CEE Art Award for Modern Drawing 2005. His paintings are also represented in both corporate and private collections.