TAMARA BABIC, This is No Banana, Oil on canvas, 50 x 60 cm, 2018
TAMARA BABIC, SERBIA/GERMANY
Born in Belgrade, 1986 She graduated in Archaeology and achieved a M.A. degree in Egyptology at the Faculty of Philosophy at University of Belgrade. From there she moved to Croatia and had success as a SF writer, with more than 40 short stories published in Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Her next station was Germany, where she started to paint. In only six months her works were part of a group exhibition at Zadar, Croatia (International mail art project), and after that at Armory Artweeks in New York. In October and November 2018 she had her first solo exhibition in Germany. Since then, she exhibits regulary at Galleries and Online exhibitions internationally.
She looks for inspiration in her surroundings and in media and is very sensitive to injustices in society. That is why she tries to be the voice of sexual and gender identity minorities, of women, animals, dying nature on our planet and is criticising consumerism. Through her art, she wants to empower marginalised groups in society, to encourage them to speak. Most of the time she paints with oil colours on canvas.