During our Martinis Marchi Summer Party 2016 festive weekend, we had a great privilege to host an exhibition of incredibly talented and humorous artist Tisja Kljaković Braić.
Her paintings are predominantly white, which intensifies the impression of minimalism, but also innocence and truthfulness.
Her artistic work glorifies the real, simple everyday life; it glorifies love, nature, unity, and intimacy. Her paintings represent a counterbalance to the pessimism and dehumanization of both society and personal and partner relationships, as well as the volatility and the artificially produced boredom. Scenes from ordinary life, from cooking, vacuuming, watching TV, and scrubbing bathrooms to fishing and swimming, are placed in the center of her work. Many humorous situations that we all face during our everyday life, she managed to illustrate in a positive and encouraging manner, although they sometimes might seem embarrassing.
Tisja Kljaković Braić was born in 1979 in Split, where she finished elementary school and the School of Fine Arts - the artistic designer program. She graduated in Painting at the Arts Academy of Split in 2003, under the mentorship of Professor Gorki Žuvela. She has had over twenty solo exhibitions and has participated in numerous group exhibitions.
Her works form part of the holdings of the Modern Gallery in Zagreb, the Gallery of Saint Krševan in Šibenik, and private collections around the world. She is a member of the Croatian Freelance Artists’ Association and the Croatian Association of Artists.
She lives and works in Split.