Upside down. Original color lithograph, 1969. Edition of 10 signed and numbered impressions on Arches paper.
Metka Krašovec is one of the most important painters in contemporary Slovenian art. Her imagination and sensibility are manifested through fantasy images, creatures, landscapes and atmospheres with big interest in beauty. The essential thread for poetry of her painting is the search for beauty as an absolute ideal to which we can come close to, but can not quite reach. She quotes Matisse: “The artist has but one idea. He is born with it and spends a lifetime developing it and making it breathe.”, and for her, this idea is finding harmony in her duality of extreme precision and openness and joy. This is a print from her early period, with some naive childish tone. The colors are bright and intense and the line is rigid. Everything on this image is upside down, as the name said, the trees are hung from the ground and those hugged creatures that inosculate are floating upside down. The depiction can associate to the bad days when everything we do or see is wrong.