Benjamin Znidarsic

Mouth Artist



Benjamin Znidarsic was born on 21 June 1959 in Postojna. While studying to become an electrical engineer he fell off a cherry tree, resulting in him becoming tetraplegic. During his stay at a rehabilitation centre he started to write poems. Initially he did so to pass the time, but later he was able to publish three collections of poems. As cultural director of the Association of Tetraplegic Persons in Slovenia, among other things, he organised painting courses and thus became involved in mouth painting himself. He became a student member of VDMFK in 2003.

In 2009 he was made an associate member of the Association. Benjamin Znidarsic prefers to paint in oils. His predilection for animals, landscapes and children is evident in his artwork. Due to his great thirst for action he has already had several solo exhibitions. He has also shown his work and skill at numerous group exhibitions.