‘Sweet’ by Veronica Jaeger
Artist: Veronica Jaeger
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Dimensions: 11” x 14”
Year of Creation: 2017
About the Artwork:
“Sweet is a study of one of my repetitive characters in a simple mundane action of tasting of what usually becomes an addiction for the human being: the sweets. This small painting, although simple in subject matter, has come to enlighten some ideas of the past for the creation of a new series of works currently at the studio, where I am exploring and contrasting internal and external phenomena.” – Veronica Jaeger
About the Artist:
Veronica Jaeger was born and grew up in Venezuela and moved to the United States in 2000. She received a M.F.A degree from the University of Texas Pan-American in 2006. Her work has been exhibited and awarded in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums throughout the United States and abroad.
The main focus of her work is to explore the meaning of consciousness through an ephemeral world of imaginary subjects merging with different elements: geometric shapes, lines, bubbles, ears, feet, eyes, clouds, heads. These elements symbolize transformation, life, death, and the impermanence of all forms and all things. Her ideas are mostly expressed using oil paints on canvas and drawings on paper.
Making something out of nothing along with the feeling of disconnecting from the reality of the everyday life is what keeps me delving into the process of drawing and painting. There, in my invented world, imaginary portraits merge with different elements: geometric shapes, lines, bubbles, ears, feet, eyes, clouds. These elements symbolize consciousness, transformation, life, death, and the impermanence of all forms and all things. Imagining there is a common thread in all that exists, brings a playfulness and ephemerality in my work that I parallel to life and that I try to capture in my creative practice.