A body is a stone. A stone is a pillow. Things cannot be separated easily in Hilger’s paintings. Material merges with flesh, fingers move like snakes. (Jurriaan Benschop)
In her works, Veronika Hilger combines still life, landscape and portrait with an abstract visual language. In a fragile balance between abstraction and figuration, the artist conducts an intensive investigation of the history of painting as well as of its formal, technical and conceptual requirements, a perspective that is likewise mirrored in her ceramics.
The publication conveys a comprehensive range of insights into both the painterly and the sculptural oeuvre from 2016 to today. The essay by the Dutch author and critic Jurriaan Benschop and an interview of the artist with Jana Baumann, curator at the Haus der Kunst in Munich, embed the works in a theoretical context and allow a multi-perspectival consideration of this complex artistic oeuvre.