National Film and Television School in Beaconsfield, UK
Canterbury Christ Church University, UK
Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, Slovakia
Conservatory of Music in Bratislava, Slovakia
About Pavol Kajan
I was was born in 1976 in a small town surrounded by beautiful mountains in Slovakia.
In 2008 I received Bachelor of Art at VSMU,SVK and in 2012 Master of Arts at NFTS ,UK.
I am interested in psychology, philosophy, visual arts and literature.
My great uncle was a director of Bratislava City Gallery and I was exposed to visual art from an early age . My academic background is a music composer . I also used to write poetry and in my mind created images.. It was only in my late 30’s where I rediscovered passion visual storytelling and ‘’silent power ‘’ of a single image…and I realised that my father and his father were passionate photographers so I naturally turned to photography and searched how I can express myself as an artist via this medium.
I dedicated next 7 years exploring the medium. In 2019 I became shortlisted artist of the Royal Arts prize 2019 (London) . My art debut ''Humanity and Psyche'' was presented in May 2019, by The Art Cocoon Gallery in Dubai.
Nowadays, I especially admire ‘Susanna and The Elders’ by Guido Reni, ‘Return of the Prodigal Son’ and ‘Woman bathing in a stream’ by Rembrandt and ‘Melancholy’ by Albert von Keller, to name the few. The quality of their consciousness, and degree of presence of these Old Masters are truly liberating.
I currently reside in my native Orava region (Slovakia) and I am working on my lifelong project about archetypal reflections of many faces of humanity and of the psyche.