After two years of waiting, the young musicians couldn’t wait to play live for the audience. As the author of all the visuals of the Days of Hatze manifestation, I needed a scene that is both the joy of playing music and a cry for freedom. If the strings of this harp remind the viewer of a birds cage even for a moment, the musician’s hand already turns into a firebird that is completely free to soar above all restrictions, without fear or boundaries. The work is a vector illustration based on a photo of my own hand made for the recognisable background of a series of different posters/concert program booklets, online announcements, a banner on the facade and t-shirts. The titles of the programs changed like a temporary golden tattoo on the upper arm – a bird, which admittedly, got a French cap for the Evening of French Authors!
Jakša Matošić (1963) fascinated by comics, he chooses Graphic Design at the Split School of Applied Arts, and undergraduate course at the Department of Graphics by Dževad Hozo within the Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo. To date, he has exhibited at about 20 juried exhibitions of international contemporary art and graphic, in Croatia and abroad. He authored and led several creative workshops for children and adults. He works in the field of applied arts as a freelance art director, copywriter, visual identity designer and illustrator. He has written, recorded and produced hundreds of commercial jingles. He made his debut on MTV as a music video director. He hosted a TV talk show and starred at the Croatian National Theater plays. He authors stage, film, and experimental music, and writes aphorisms, poetry, reviews, and slogans.