Rene Maurin is a Slovene author born in 1971, and rightfully accused of roaming several mediums. After his graduation in theatre directing, he filmed a series of documentary films for the Slovenian National Television, and won the attention of the critics with films »I saw Elvis!« (1999) and »Life, as From Inside« (2000). Over the next decade he took over the artistic leadership of Ptuj City Theatre in Slovenia where he directed acclaimed performances in Slovenia and abroad.
Rene Maurin’s focus has recently shifted to film and photography. In 2014 he premiered his first short fiction film »Bright Black« (2014). His photographic work contrasts the narrative treatment of cinematic storytelling within the photographic contraction of time, and its capacity for un-compromised expression of intimate testimonies and visual langue.
Minor Mythology is an ongoing series of images featuring portraits of encounters that were, in one way or another, willing to share and explore their intimacy via the photographic medium.
These portraits portray those perhaps struggling with unemployment, enduring rehab, or recently divorced. However, my aim is not to express this privacy as easily legible and with direct visual language. The images hide petite parables, assembled from the shards of their lives or memories and wrapped in the cellophane of an ancient language. Perhaps small rebuses that yearn to rearrange the mundane and overlooked into something we can’t live without-the sense of identity and uniqueness.
To view more of Rene’s work please visit his website.