The poetics of Plesničar’s art tends to be intuitive rather than analytic. He often uses magical realism to give everyday subjects new and surprising twists of perspective. His figural motifs are executed passionately. They are often set in a primordial world governed by natural forces still unspoilt by humans. He recognizes things that are beautiful in their imperfection and depicts them with childlike tenderness and awe. As an artist, Plesničar resists the flood of shallow stereotypes present in mass-media imagery – a self-imposed castaway state that also comes with some bitter adult humour.
Born in 1968 in Ljubljana. He graduated and completed his master’s degree at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana.