ARTISTS LEAVE AN INVISIBLE MARK IN THEIR WORK, A SPARK FROM THEIR SOUL. WHEN IT COMES TO KATJA RESTOVIĆ, I WOULD CALL HER MARK “TO COMPREHEND THE INCOMPREHENSIBLE”. SHE IS A MASTER OF IT. THAT IS THAT X FACTOR, THAT WHICH CONSUMES YOU WHEN YOU WATCH A MUSIC VIDEO, WHICH BLINDS YOU WITH ITS BEAUTY BEYOND THE VISUAL. THEN YOU JUST SAY WOW!
Lifex.hr on 13th December 2016 9:08AM
Katja Restović graduated in 1988 as a sculptor in the class of academic sculptor Josip Diminić and Fashion Photography in the class of Visual Communication at the Faculty of Philosophy in Rijeka. She graduated from the Imaginary Film Academy, documentary film (Rajko Grlić, Karpo Godina and Nenad Puhovski) with a film about a Japanese sculptor Masayuki Nagase who came from Kyoto to Istria in 1979 and opened his studio.
Katja also completed a master’s class from the famous american artist David Russell: The Art of Storyboarding; Direct before you shoot. David Russell has designed concepts and storyboards for over 80 feature films. His work is valued by industry’s top directors and production designers for its dynamic and powerful narrative quality. (Pirates of the Caribbean 5, Red Tails, X-Men Origins, Moulin Rouge, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Batman, Empire of the Sun, The Color Purple, Who Framed Roger Rabbit? Star Wars: Return of the Jedi etc.)
Katja was awarded for painting at the Artistic Creation of Young People festival in Pazin and Grisia in 1986, Rovinj and exhibited independently several times. She is the author of the copyright mask of the Carnival of Rijeka ‘Moretto’ and the official uniform for the European Tourism Campaign, Ministry of Tourism, Croatia. She is a member of the Croatian Music Union, Croatian Association of Writers and Association of Croatian Film Directors (HDFD). She worked on Radio Rijeka and radio Svid, as the presenter and journalist editor of her own shows ‘FM’ / ‘Kult’. She is the winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award ‘Golden closet’ at the Faculty of Textile Technology in Zagreb (author of Festival Fashion News 1990 -1997) for the accomplishments in fashion and for the founding of the fashion festival of young fashion designers of Europe Fashion News (1990 – 1997), with the F.N addition; Cosmetic News and Hair Style News.
Katja has published three novels (Pan American Highway, Placida Curatto, Henry Tool’s Film) under the pseudonym Eva Lucas and since 2010 she has been actively involved in theater. She has written six comedies and drama adaptations (“We are all the same (under the skin)”, “Quickly”, “The Princess and the Pea”, “The Emperor’s New Clothes”, “Theatre Night”, “Your Face Sounds Dangerous”). She is the author of photo biennale “Photodistrozija” and comedy festival “Golden Tooth”. As a director, screenwriter and editor, she worked on a large number of music videos (HR / BiH / SLO / US / I / A) and TV commercials. She also did an official music video for the Eurosong contest for Doris Dragović (1999) in Jerusalem, Israel and Jacques Houdek (2017) in Kiev, Ukraine. She participated in the Libertas Film Festival with a short documentary film “Maria Bakker”. She directed a short film “The mouth of the Evil” and short mucis documentaries: “The Followers Of Christ” / USA, „Gospel Earl Bynuma feat. „As We Are“ Cora Amstrong“ / USA, “4 LOVE” / USA.
Katja’s visual art works are presented in the Grožnjan Art establishment, and also at the exhibition “WEISSE AUSTELLUNG”, in the Gallery of Prima Center Berlin, alongside the “White Exhibition” of Eugen Borkovsky and SYNTAX OF RHYTHM Chang Mai, Thailand, “SAME RAIN; SAME WIND”.
Over the last years she has been working on her feature film “The Door of Redemption”, which she co-authored.
She received the “St. Mauro” award from the city of Porec in 2019 for the significant contribution to art and whose work has permanent cultural value.