Meso (eng. Meat). Original color aquatint, 1972. Edition of 20 signed and numbered impressions on Arches paper.
Adriana Maraž is a Slovenian graphic artist, a well-known member of the conceptual visual art group “Group 69”. Along with other artists and groups of artists, she was important in establishing the abstract modernist artistic tradition within Slovenia. Maraž developed the color etching technique by loading multicolored graphic layers, and she is famous for her graphics of Biedermeier sofas and chairs, and other objects that are a metaphor for awareness of the passing of time, of the old and the new, of their appearance and what lies behind it. She humanized her armchairs and sofas and imprinted anthropomorphic gestures on them. In different items, and especially in sofas like this one, Maraž represented timeless beauty and projected a testimony of anxiety and apprehension as an expression of human life with its harmonies and contradictions. This artwork expresses her personal confession and thinking about people metaphorically through motives and objects associated with them.