Veronika Hilger's works have their origin in
landscape and still-life painting, but
without permitting concrete identification of the subject. Her
amorphous shapes are reminiscent of vegetal
forms, rocky formations or real-world items; but they can also be
interpreted as purely abstract shapes of colour. From this
oscillation back and forth between representationalism and
abstraction arises a magical, in part seemingly surreal atmosphere
that pervades Hilger's imagery.
The same applies to her colourful glazed ceramic sculptures,
whose organic shapes are still partially entrenched in the real
world but which lean increasingly towards abstraction just like in
the artist's paintings.
Veronika Hilger leaves her works open to
interpretation. Working with a
specific motif, she both develops and
alienates that theme during her work process until an abstraction
approaching representationalism is created in her visual language.
Her finished pieces harbour - perhaps due
to the uncertainty of that which is depicted
- a certain mysticism as well as incentive to search for the
In STARTUPART II Veronika Hilger is
exhibiting recent oil paintings of various formats together
with sculptures. Some of the latter actually
touch the building's architecture, cling to it and at the same time
seem to burst forth - a game with space and limitation, indoors and
outdoors, office building and garden, which toghether with the
interplay of images blurs spatial and cognitive boundaries.
Veronika Hilger (born in 1981 in Prien am Chiemsee) lives and
works in Munich.
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