Jasnica Klara Matić
" Jasnica Klara Matić explores the healing of the mind and body through the process of painting. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that the mere act of viewing her introspective paintings is a soothing experience for the soul. Serene earth tones, mineral-like textures and softly applied halos of light work together to produce masterpieces of stunning, mystical beauty. Matić s profound and throughtful mixed media works on wood block evidence her in-depth study of multi-cultural meditation techniques from seemingly divergent schools of Eastern and Western philosophies. But, given her diverse upbringing and extensive travel throughout the world, Matić has come to the astute realization that all people, regardless of their nationality or belief system, are inherently linked to one another. By incorporating materials she has collected throughout these journeys, along with traditional healing mediums from her own cultural heritage, Matić underscores this important conviction with a poetic artistry. Her poignantly ephemeral paintings, often populated with symbolic depictions of the human figure, echo the sentiment that the world is a mirror of its inhabitants and that converesely its inhabitants mirror the world.
Well respected in the field of law, Jasnica Klara Matić began painting in 2005. She lives and works in Zagreb, Croatia ".
ART is Spectrum, Vol.21, May 2009, The Chelsea Perspective, published by the Agora Gallery, 530 West 25th Street, Chelsea, New York City, NY