At this year’s Art Zagreb festival the artist Mia Matijević will present a cycle of paintings through which she seeks to free the historical burden and that of imposed contemporary visuals by incorporating them into expressive paintings painted with personal expression. An equal approach to Rubens and H&M alludes to patterns that have reappeared throughout the centuries,

and the destructive relationship with their perfect aesthetics is trying to point to the banality of their nature. Addition of words onto images points to their manipulative nature through subliminal messages. With this cycle of art the artist wants to influence the observer by pointing to the power of visuals and raising awareness of the image reception.