Vanja Jovic

Vanja Jovic was born in Makarska (Croatia) in 1984. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb and is recently received her Ph.D. on the study of graphics.
Being herself deaf, Vanja is interested in promoting an understanding of this condition by fostering human relationships and creating a community for those with impaired hearing. She is the vice-president of the Croatian Association for Deaf People "VIDEATUR" and part of the HDLU (Croatian Association of Artists).
In 2016 Vanja founded the design and graphics business GRAPHICharka.

 

She lives and works in Zagreb, Croatia.

Photo by Maximilian Stedtfeld
Photo by Maximilian Stedtfeld

Out of balance

Vanja‘s graphics play with a sense of scale and invite the viewer to engage on multiple levels of perception. In this way „Out of Balance“ draws the viewer into a world of lines forming a harmoniously owing pattern on the surface. Upon closer contemplation, a deeper involvement is provoked by the unfolding of the seemingly limitless dedication to detail that her drawings reveal. This graphic tangle of lines slips away from its own natural trajectory into a vast subconscious engulfment in which the unexpected is visually harmonised while leaving viewers surprised and at times even disconcerted with what they can find by directing their own attention.

 

 

The series consist of 8 different motives. 

Each tile is 60 x 60 cm

Taken at Vollgutlager for stateofdesign.berlin - Photo by David Gauffin
Taken at Vollgutlager for stateofdesign.berlin - Photo by David Gauffin
Taken at Vollgutlager for stateofdesign.berlin - Photo by David Gauffin
Taken at Vollgutlager for stateofdesign.berlin - Photo by David Gauffin


Selected Graphics


Forest Stories - Dry point - 120 x 100 cm -2018
Forest Stories - Dry point - 120 x 100 cm -2018
Boundaries - dry point - 70 x 70 cm - 2015
Boundaries - dry point - 70 x 70 cm - 2015
The menacing wave - dry point - 100 x 70 cm - 2016
The menacing wave - dry point - 100 x 70 cm - 2016
Rhytym of rhythms - dry point - 70 x 100 cm -2016
Rhytym of rhythms - dry point - 70 x 100 cm -2016

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