Hard sunlight. Bright contrasts. Desolate landscapes. Dutch-Croatian photographer Sanja Marušić (b. 1991) creates worlds of irrationality and juxtaposition, drawing upon surrealist concepts and playful storytelling. Through images that are taken all over the globe, the idea of emergence is key. Characters are embedded within their surroundings like props, enhanced by aquamarine waters, bold orange wallpaper, verdant fields and hazy skies. The human body is almost rejuvenated by the landscape, dipping into interior and exterior structures as a source of inspiration and euphoria. Open roads, seas, walls and shores are the meeting ground for new ideas. In these dreamlike meditations, Marušić offers a spectacle of colour and performance, composing every detail along the way. The artist experiments with all the theatrical and technical elements – from handmaking the costumes to acting within the shots. www.sanjamarusic.com.
Lead image: Sanja Marušić, detail of I Met Him By The Swimming Pool, 2015. Courtesy of the artist.