Marko Jakše (1959, Ljubljana) completed his studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana as a self-taught artist in 1987. He has been a freelance artist since. He has exhibited his works at many solo and group exhibitions at home and abroad, and received for his works several domestic and international prizes and awards. Marko Jakše is one of those artists whose diverse artwork could be placed into different periods. He is a “painter that sculpts” and he “constructs” his paintings as architectural creations built by outlines and shaped by colours. Gradually and progressively. He is a poet who turns poems into paintings and he is a writer who tells stories as life would unfold before our eyes in a single motion. Instantaneous and swift as lightning. He is an artist however he would disagree with this expression and he is one of the greatest contemporary artists although he wouldn’t be pleased with this assertion either. He is a unique and original artist and though many have tried it is very difficult to place his art into specific art movements.