Combining installation, found objects, two-dimensional and three dimensional works, the exhibition adopts an animistic approach to inanimate objects and materials, imbuing them with story telling, didactic qualities.
The act of coating stones brought from Slovenia in an artificial golden color sets a beginning for further exploration of visual and narrative qualities of artificial surface. The artificial golden surface itself is conceived as a cataclysmic antagonist, confronting the artist's own self-reflexive internal monologue. The artist extracts clues from personal events, instincts and emotions to re-visit and re-work her responses to the materiality of different surfaces and found objects, composing a new narrative.
Warm Heart, Faint of Heart is the result of a two month residency programme at Tottenham Hale International Studios, London. Maruša Meglič is the second participating artist on the Tottenham Hale International Studio Residency.
Maruša Meglič (1989) is based and works in Ljubljana, Slovenia. She is currently completing an MA in Fine Art Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Ljubljana. In 2015 she received an award for young artists ESSL ART AWARD CEE / Essl Museum, Vienna, Austria. She has had solo exhibitions including 'Artist Needs Only A Little', KIOSK Kino Šiška, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2015, 'Something Pink', MGML, Bežigrajska Gallery 1, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2013. She has participated in several group exhibitions including 'Personal', ŠKUC, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2016, 'ALUO LXX', Jakopičeva Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2016, 'Diversity of Voices', ESSL Museum, Vienna, Austria, 'COMMON SPACE', Gallery Kortil, Reka, Croatia, 2015, 'ESSL ART AWARD Nominees’, MSUM+, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2015, 'TRANS-FORM' , Constantin Brancusi Gallery, Bucharest, Romania, 2014, 'Podporovaný format', Gallery Medium, Bratislava, Slovakia, 2013, 'What Happened', International Biennial of Graphic Arts, MGLC, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2013, 'Entry', Gallery Acatraz, Ljubljan, Slovenia, 2012