Hi was born in 1944 in Slovenia and despite receiving the award for fine arts in the grammar school he decided to study Chemistry in Ljubljana. Concurrently, he took an active role and kept educating himself in the field of fine arts, most intensely in the 1970s when he attended a school run by the academically trained painter Danijel Fugger. From 1972 to 1980, Pen was Secretary of the Slovene Fine Arts Groups Association. During that time, he prepared a series of lectures on the physical and chemical bases of paints used in painting. Later, during the crisis in the 1980s, he even produced oil paints. Since 2005, he works exclusively as a painter. So far (as of October 2011), he has held over 260 group and 60 independent exhibitions (in Ljubljana, Berlin, Graz and other places in Austria and Slovenia) and received numerous awards and buy-out awards. .
BACCHUS HOUSE II, oil/canvas 60 x 60 cm, 2011; Nr. 11.39
RENDEZVOUS, oil/canvas 60 x 60 cm, 2011; Nr. 11.24