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Jovan Matic born in 1996 in Belgrade. He completed his undergraduate and master studies at the Faculty of Applied Arts in Belgrade, Department of Ceramics (2014-2020). He exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions in country and abroad.
In 2020. he is accepted at institute of ishoken for postgraduate studies and in 2021. he was awarded a scholarship from “Canon Foundation” for research work in Japan. His works are in numerous private collections in country and abroad.
Cutters represent the culmination of works created in the last few years. They are a continuation of the previous series such as “Trophies”, “Only hooves”, “Stretches”, etc; but are located on the opposite side of the tape. These works deal with the final product and its quantity, which is obtained at the end of the production process.
The cutters represent (zero-step), the source of that, they are perfectly programmed machines of capitalist propaganda (Capt. Manifesto). They are sharp and only one exists. A tool that mass-produces. They point to everything that has been destroyed in the world by things/by man. We have become a society of alienation and exploitation.
The way in which they are presented, where they can be understood as great children’s toys, indicates the relationship with which the present man treats the environment, material and immaterial. (Where bad actions are successfully masked and justified)