#WERKSTOFF Veronika Hilger

›My paintings and sculptures fuse figurative elements with gestures of painterly expression. The mostly monochrome glazed ceramics thereby expand the visual language of my paintings. The approach in both media is intuitive and emotional, whereby traditional genres of landscape, still life and portrait provide an orientation. Something akin to a vase, thereunder a cartoon-like hand, a yellow glowing ridged form, magical light, something representational?… Where narrative takes second place to signs, gestures, and stereotypes, we depend more overtly on our pictorial memory and experiences. Here, intimate spaces of memories and expectations emerge.‹ – Veronika Hilger