Jovan Matić is a visual artist (1996) in Belgrade, Serbia. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the Faculty of Applied Arts in Belgrade, the Ceramics Department (2014-2020). In 2020 he was accepted as a post-doctoral fellow at the Ishoken Institute in Taijimi, Japan. Since 2021 he has been part of the Canon Foundation Research Fellowship. Since 2016 he has been actively exhibiting at many solo and group exhibitions in the country and abroad. His works can be found in several private collections in the country and overseas.
The artistic practice I deal with is a product of observing current social topics that leave a strong impression on me – above all those phenomena that encourage thinking about the system and man’s position in it. In the light of social and market relations, man today is in a dual role. Consumer and goods, so my art is an attempt to understand and resist the implications of these positions. As a consumer, man observes the world around him through the prism of goods and their market value and thus follows other people. That makes social relations economic. In my work, I consider precisely that aspect of social relations that create value and consequently profit, as well as my position within such a system.