Venezuelan artist Veronica Jaeger questions the human condition and its future in her paintings. Enjoy more of her surreal portraits by visiting her website.
I am an artist from Venezuela, living in South Texas since 2000.
My artwork comes as a reflection of a state of wondering and questioning about the human condition and existence combined with my background in architecture.
My influences and inspirations come from the neoclassical and renaissance portraiture, geometry, ancient architecture, and philosophical and scientific readings about the origins and falls of humanity.
My intention is to mock the palpable reality and its false sense of order, normalcy, security, and stability.
There is a sense of absurdity and vulnerability, a doomed scenario where humankind seems to be heading, a nostalgia about a non-existent future if everything continues in the same path.
From this point I start to build my work which unfolds in a series of surreal explorations of portraits merging with geometric elements, creating most of the imaginary characters in my recent paintings and drawings.
I see them as if they were going through a period of transformation, adapting to changes or becoming something else, something new, maybe a different kind of structure, maybe a different type of human.
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