Maja Bachler is a Croatian artist who lives and works in Zagreb. After getting a degree in sociology, she enrolled in the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb. She has an MA degree in Fine Arts. So far she has been exhibiting in numerous group and solo exhibitions among which she singles out exhibiting on two Youth Salons, Triennial of Croatian Sculpture, Triennial of Croatian Drawing, Biennial of Painting and solo exhibitions in Greta Gallery and Lauba.
My art is mainly focused on the figurative way of representation. Subjects and ideas I want to share with others are never completely literal and direct and I often find myself balancing between serious, ludicrous and childish. The process of getting inspired is based on something I call streams of consciousness. I usually let my thoughts wander and when I “get” a thought that might be suitable for artistic representation, I instantly write it down or make a sketch of it. It is hard to say what my inspirations are. The things that inspire me are literally everywhere. They can be memories from my childhood, the Internet, news and media, or society as a whole. My work is often a reflection of the weirdness and bizarreness of the times we live in.
Even though I work in all kinds of artistic forms, such as sculpture, printmaking and digital art, most of my work is focused on painting.