Please tell us something about your background
I graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb; Croatia. I continued exploring techniques and materials in order to develop a distinctive style of my own. My style remains recognizable regardless of whether the work is purely abstract or figurative with abstract elements. Throughout all of my works, I use strong lines, bright colors, geometric patterns, and dynamic shapes that suggest both depth and movement.
What medium is your preferred one?
As a child, I was averse to mathematics but found myself naturally drawn towards geometry, and soon i applied developed, good technical drawing skills through patient practice and study. Eventually, I was able to draw straight lines and perfect circles freehand. I have found them to be the best-suited option for my style of painting. Being quick to dry and providing an opaque layer, I have settled upon acrylic paint as my preferred medium for the past 25 years.
A few words about your style
My style is formed as a result of the conflict between ordinary daily life and my rebellious nature, searching for new challenges from the past or in the pop culture, related to my personal experiences and tendencies. I paint figurative motifs as well as abstraction, combining the shapes, mostly geometrical. Figurative subjects are intertwined with geometric shapes and overlapping/concentric circles. This method of working produces a dynamic movement and often a modern spin on the psychedelic imagery of the 1960s.
What do you hope to achieve?
I feel having been born with the gift of art was a privilege. Having the opportunity of a career that allows be to do something I love makes me feel very fortunate. I am attempting through my work to brighten the lives of those that see it. Furthermore, I strive to use my art to inspire viewers to look at both the world and the people in it with a higher sense of hope and curiosity. I hope my work can make the possibility of perfect order clear; the complexity of reality and fantasy being brought together in order to form a thing of beauty.
Tell us something motivating
Work hard every day, and progress in every way.
Jasmina’s closing words
Having lived through a civil war and seen the very worst of human nature has had a profound and lasting effect on me both personally and subsequently upon my work. Either through my use of color or subject matter, I’ve striven to present a more optimistic, hopeful, tolerant and happy vision of our future as a species.
Jasmina Krajacic ★ Artist resume
Being isolated in my studio and working hard during the world pandemic, helped me to deal with anxiety and solitude. Bright colors by themselves affect our mood. Sharing my works with all of you, I would like to bring more positive energy, brightness, and optimistic views.
Thank you, Jasmina.