“Several times a year Tatjana Meier visits her friends in Italy. As a result, she creates pictures that are less images of what she sees than reflections of the sum of what she sees and experiences, pictures between reality and fantasy. It is not so much the figurative appearance, the figure of the person depicted, but rather the colourfulness of the objects that the artist plays with.
Her pictorial compositions are always clear and reasonable, the figures and objects are clearly recognisable, real, captivating with their cool objectivity, seem to be taken from life and yet typical, yet on closer inspection they prove to be mysterious, experimental and moving.
The cool objectivity of realistic forms and sharply drawn contours is combined with the poignant sensuality of surreal colourfulness, which at first seems cold and clear, but at the same time contains a fire of warmth and light, which precisely corresponds to the character of Italian flair.
It does not matter whether the pictures depict landscape or architecture or tell stories. Contouring and colour are always recognisable as typical Meier style…It is a signature that is unmistakable and is documented in various techniques; the signature of an artist who has found herself, who is unmistakable and clear, even though she is still hovering between Germany and Italy…”
Laudation for the personal exhibition of T.Meier “Italian Motifs”, Rainer Pleß (painter, sculptor, writer)