In his personal work, designer Črt Mate uses the visual communication approaches he utilizes in a professional context to transmit another’s message as “art for art’s sake” means or as playful instruments for conveying his own essence or emotional subtext. The result is an artistic and semantic game, often humorous, occasionally abstract, occasionally figural, at times clear, at other times more hermetic. Sometimes digital, sometimes analog. The concept is of secondary importance, the focus is on aesthetic messaging as an end in itself.
Črt Mate is born in Ljubljana, his hometown is Ribnica na Dolenjskem. He graduated in Visual Communications from the Department of Graphic Design at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana, where he is currently also enrolled in an MA programme. He has participated in several group exhibitions, and received the Award for Slovenian Excellence in Typeface Design at the 9th Brumen Biennial of Slovenian Design. He lives and works in Ljubljana.
Organisation: Kino Šiška