Meta Šolar (b. 1989) is a painter based in Radovljica, Slovenia. She studied and received her diploma at the academy of fine arts in Ljubljana. She exhibits nationally and internationally. Her work has received the Art Olympia 2019 prize in Tokyo, Japan. Meta Šolar portrays 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.
Hiding disappearing 2
My work explores how figures of people and their surrounding space slowly merge. I paint masked portraits.
Images with changing meanings where portraits, figures, patterns, spaces, play with the idea of the real, where the figure and abstraction mingle, where the body reveals its content in the patterns that surround it. The woman in this painting is hiding her face, like she is hiding her thoughts.