Josip Klarica

photographer Josip Klarica


Josip Klarica (1946) is a photographer, no doubt about that, but a more precise identification of this singular artist would need many more attributes properly to archive his painterly oeuvre in Croatian modern and contemporary photography. What hinders a more precise identification is less the medium than the message; in fact, the latter has just a secondary relation to the former. Of course, Klarica mastered the medium at the Prague Film Academy, which gave him the right to be legitimately archived in the mentioned slot. However, if we take a better look into and beyond Klarica’s images, and remember what the medium usually assumes, we have no choice but to be perplexed.