Meta Solar

2016, oil on canvas, 42 x 30 cm


Meta Solar (b. 1989) is a painter based in Radovljica, Slovenia. She portrays young women in a surrealistic manner merging their skin with plants, fruit or patterns surrounded by backgrounds of dripping colour and translucent layers. Multilayered images arise in which the fragility and instability of our personality is questioned. She fantasizes a mode of portraiture that overcomes the tyranny of the body. By co-opting the language of the hyper-feminine spectacle, her work exploits the troubled relationship of femininity and beauty to representations of vulnerability and power. Drawn to images where the feminine is staged as a prop for power, she appropriates images from art history and contemporary culture in order to strip, destroy or dismantle them. Every painting is a reflection of thoughts and feelings she experiences during the time period of creation. Influenced by contemporary artists, old masters, her admiration of nature, Japan and fantasy her art is in a constant state of development. Meta Solar studied and received her diploma at the academy of fine arts in Ljubljana. She exhibits nationally and internationally. She lives and works in Radovljica, Slovenia.