by Sanja Milenkovic and Zhuang Xueying
curated by Savina Tarsitano and Nicolas Martino
Opening reception Wednesday, 6th September 7:30pm.
Exhibition from September 5th > 19th
Real Life is a double project exhibition based on a personal experience in living Barcelona of the Serbian artist Sanja Milenkovic, winner of the International Prize Arte Laguna, Venice and the Chinese artist Zhuang Xueying, selected artist at the Espronceda program on contemporary practice from Rufa Fine Arts University of Rome.
The main exhibition will be based on the work of Sanja Melaconvich. The project will be on how common life, human experience, people and nature can become a narrative, a human experience through a poetic imaginary vision of common people and landscape, where the main artistic language is the figurative art. As the artist says: “My inspiration comes from different constancy scenes and situations from the real life. I like the moment when the painting is changing and suddenly there is a perfect disorder and some imaginary conversation between the people.”
In the words of Saatchi art curator, Jessica McQueen, “Sanja explores the human condition in her vibrant paintings. She focuses on the role of an individual in the urban environment, juxtaposing quotidian metropolitan scenes of traffic, pedestrians, and crowds with natural elements like parks and shrubbery.” The project will be in cooperation with Arte Laguna Prize, Venice and curated by Savina Tarsitano.
On the contrary the young Chinese artist Zhuang Xueying will explore her personal perception of the city, space, people, identity and culture through sound, video and photography. Her work will be the result of her experience in connection with the city of Barcelona, in searching how a new culture, city, new colours and movements can influence her artistic process. The result will be a multidisciplinary work. The project will be in cooperation with RUFA- Rome Fine Arts University and curated by Savina Tarsitano and Nicolas Martino.