Sanja Rosic was born in 1981 in Bucharest, Romania. She graduated in 2009 at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade - painting department, in the Class of professor Cedomir Vasic.
I am Wolfy 2017, Magacin Gallery, Belgrade I will cook you just so I can get the gold 2015, Prototip Gallery, Belgrade
Premio Combat 2016, Livorno, Italy Lucca Art Fair 2016, Lucca, Italy Her paintings can be found in Telenor and Benetton colections.
In her famous study Red Riding Hood: An Interpretation from Anthropology, Mary Douglas, one of the most renowned anthropologists and theorists of sociology, analyses the well- known fairy tale and points to its roots which are grounded in the deep past. She gives a slightly scary picture and the interpretation of the original myth. The story of the Little Red Riding Hood was transformed through the centuries, changing its meaning, to reach the version we know today (first published in the 12th Century by a Frenchman Charles Perrault).
Narrated in a romantic manner of a fairytale which we know today, the story has become a part of the popular culture thanks to its simple structure based on the juxtaposition of the basic principles of good and evil, personified in the characters of the Red Riding Hood and the Bad Wolf. This softer bourgeois version of the folktale is far from the old folklore symbolic tale where the Wolf slaughters the Grandma and makes the feast of her flash for the Red Riding Hood, with Grandma's teeth served as rice.
In this series of work, Sanja Rosic deals with the deconstruction of the basic elements which are the foundation of the myth, both on the level of meaning and the level of visual symbols. By varying the figural basis in the different contexts of the artistic mediums (neon lights installation, classical oil on canvas, sculpture), by dressing up the Wolf in the Little Red Hood, and by partitioning the painting to its basic visual elements, in which an already simplified and indexed figure completely vanishes and becomes an abstraction, Sanja Rosic immerses herself in the infinite number of possible interpretations, multiplying the possibilities of her (and our) own memory, experience and understanding of these all but naive children stories.
Maybe life is a fairy tale
but in an original version - Sanja Rosic