Volume VI – Thomas Geiger & Pieternel Vermoortel
Volume VI – Thomas Geiger & Pieternel Vermoortel

June 2022

Thomas’ work sheds light on topics such as democratization, economization, freedom, play, embodiment, gathering and occupation. All of these are topics whose discourses underwent rapid changes over this last year. This underpinning of change lends a sensitivity and fragility to the work that also informs the rich set of sentiments present in these conversations: alienation, family comfort, fear, loneliness, love, depression, revolt and not to be underestimated anger.

Volume VI – Thomas Geiger & Pieternel Vermoortel

Sperling

all artists

Veronika Hilger

In her paintings which oscillate between figuration and abstraction, Veronika Hilger (*1981) addresses classical subjects such as landscape, still life and portrait. The artist does not separate these genres clearly from each other and she does not make it easy for the spectator to decide whether he or she is standing in front of a landscape-like portrait or a landscape that appears to be a still life. Ultimately this decision is not relevant for Veronika Hilger. On the contrary, she seeks answers to fundamental questions concerning the nature and meaning of painting in its formal, technical and conceptual realization. She arranges, moves, layers and alters picture elements through a very slow painting process until the outcome feels ‘natural’ to her. In this way, nature serves to explore the processes and possibilities of painting, not the other way around. For some time, the artist is also concerned with ideas of form, materiality, perspective, color, structure and coating in a sculptural way. Her ceramic objects are closely linked to painting and take up many of its working approaches. The sensibility and care in the handling of color, brush style and surface is transferred into a three-dimensional sphere. Veronika Hilger creates autonomous shapes, which appear to be referring to her paintings as they originate from the same repertoire of forms.

Works

Veronika Hilger, Untitled / ohne Titel, 2022, Ceramic, glazed, 28 × 24.5 x 19 cm

Veronika Hilger, Untitled / ohne Titel, 2022, Ceramic, glazed, 28 × 24.5 x 19 cm

Veronika Hilger, No – Yes, 2022, Ceramic, glazed, 27.5 × 29 × 32 cm

Veronika Hilger, No – Yes, 2022, Ceramic, glazed, 27.5 × 29 × 32 cm

Veronika Hilger, Untitled / ohne Titel, 2020, Ceramic, glazed, 16 × 18 × 18 cm

Veronika Hilger, Untitled / ohne Titel, 2020, Ceramic, glazed, 16 × 18 × 18 cm

Untitled, 2021, oil on paper on MDF in artists frame, 39.8 × 29.8 cm

Untitled, 2021, oil on paper on MDF in artists frame, 39.8 × 29.8 cm

Untitled, 2021, oil on paper on MDF in artists frame, 39.8 × 29.8 cm

Untitled, 2021, oil on paper on MDF in artists frame, 39.8 × 29.8 cm

Untitled, 2021, oil on paper on MDF in artists frame, 39.8 × 29.8 cm

Untitled, 2021, oil on paper on MDF in artists frame, 39.8 × 29.8 cm

Untitled, 2021, oil on paper on MDF in artists frame, 39.8 × 29.8 cm

Untitled, 2021, oil on paper on MDF in artists frame, 39.8 × 29.8 cm

Veronika Hilger, Untitled, 2016, oil on canvas, 40 × 50 cm

Veronika Hilger, Untitled, 2016, oil on canvas, 40 × 50 cm

Veronika Hilger, Untitled, 2020, oil on canvas, 120 × 100 cm

Veronika Hilger, Untitled, 2020, oil on canvas, 120 × 100 cm

Veronika Hilger, Untitled, 2020, ceramic, glazed
24 × 44 × 30 cm

Veronika Hilger, Untitled, 2020, ceramic, glazed 24 × 44 × 30 cm

Veronika Hilger, Untitled, 2020, oil on canvas, 60 × 45 cm

Veronika Hilger, Untitled, 2020, oil on canvas, 60 × 45 cm

Veronika Hilger, Untitled, 2020, oil on canvas, framed
60 × 45 cm

Veronika Hilger, Untitled, 2020, oil on canvas, framed 60 × 45 cm

Veronika Hilger, Untitled, 2020, oil on canvas, 60 × 50 cm

Veronika Hilger, Untitled, 2020, oil on canvas, 60 × 50 cm

Veronika Hilger, Untitled, 2020, oil on canvas, 150 × 130 cm

Veronika Hilger, Untitled, 2020, oil on canvas, 150 × 130 cm

Veronika Hilger, Untitled, 2020, ceramic, glazed, epoxide resin, minerals, 26 × 42 × 23 cm

Veronika Hilger, Untitled, 2020, ceramic, glazed, epoxide resin, minerals, 26 × 42 × 23 cm

Veronika Hilger, Untitled, 2020, oil on canvas, 60 × 45 cm

Veronika Hilger, Untitled, 2020, oil on canvas, 60 × 45 cm

Veronika Hilger, Untitled, 2020, oil on paper on MDF, 40 × 30 cm

Veronika Hilger, Untitled, 2020, oil on paper on MDF, 40 × 30 cm

Veronika Hilger, Untitled, 2019, oil on paper on MDF, framed, 39.5 × 29.5 cm

Veronika Hilger, Untitled, 2019, oil on paper on MDF, framed, 39.5 × 29.5 cm

Veronika Hilger, Untitled, 2019, oil on paper on MDF in artists frame, 40 × 30 cm

Veronika Hilger, Untitled, 2019, oil on paper on MDF in artists frame, 40 × 30 cm

Veronika Hilger, Untitled, 2019, oil on canvas in artists frame, 60 × 50 cm

Veronika Hilger, Untitled, 2019, oil on canvas in artists frame, 60 × 50 cm

Veronika Hilger, Untitled, 2019, oil on paper on MDF, framed
39.5 × 29.5 cm

Veronika Hilger, Untitled, 2019, oil on paper on MDF, framed 39.5 × 29.5 cm

Veronika Hilger, Untitled, 2019, oil on canvas in artists frame, 30 × 40 cm

Veronika Hilger, Untitled, 2019, oil on canvas in artists frame, 30 × 40 cm

Veronika Hilger, Untitled, 2018, oil on canvas, 60 × 50 cm

Veronika Hilger, Untitled, 2018, oil on canvas, 60 × 50 cm

Veronika Hilger, Untitled, 2018, ceramic, glazed, 27 × 21 × 10 cm

Veronika Hilger, Untitled, 2018, ceramic, glazed, 27 × 21 × 10 cm

Veronika Hilger, Untitled, 2018, oil on canvas, 45 × 30 cm

Veronika Hilger, Untitled, 2018, oil on canvas, 45 × 30 cm

Veronika Hilger, Untitled, 2018, oil on canvas, 50 × 40 cm

Veronika Hilger, Untitled, 2018, oil on canvas, 50 × 40 cm

Veronika Hilger, Untitled, 2018, oil on paper  on wood in artists frame, 40 × 30 cm

Veronika Hilger, Untitled, 2018, oil on paper on wood in artists frame, 40 × 30 cm

Veronika Hilger, Untitled, 2018, oil on canvas, 80 × 60 cm

Veronika Hilger, Untitled, 2018, oil on canvas, 80 × 60 cm

Veronika Hilger, Untitled, 2018, oil on paper on MDF in artists frame, 39.8 × 29.8 cm

Veronika Hilger, Untitled, 2018, oil on paper on MDF in artists frame, 39.8 × 29.8 cm

Veronika Hilger, Untitled, 2018, oil on canvas in artists frame, 120 × 100 cm

Veronika Hilger, Untitled, 2018, oil on canvas in artists frame, 120 × 100 cm

Veronika Hilger, Untitled, 2017, ceramic, glazed, 25 × 19 × 11 cm

Veronika Hilger, Untitled, 2017, ceramic, glazed, 25 × 19 × 11 cm

Veronika Hilger, Untitled, 2017, oil on paper, 30 × 40 cm

Veronika Hilger, Untitled, 2017, oil on paper, 30 × 40 cm

Veronika Hilger, Untitled, 2016, oil on MDF, 40 × 30 cm

Veronika Hilger, Untitled, 2016, oil on MDF, 40 × 30 cm

Veronika Hilger, Untitled, 2016, oil on canvas, 120 × 100 cm

Veronika Hilger, Untitled, 2016, oil on canvas, 120 × 100 cm

Veronika Hilger, Untitled, 2016, oil on paper, 40 × 30 cm

Veronika Hilger, Untitled, 2016, oil on paper, 40 × 30 cm

Veronika Hilge, Untitled, 2015, oil on canvas, 130 × 140 cm

Veronika Hilge, Untitled, 2015, oil on canvas, 130 × 140 cm

Veronika Hilger, Untitled, 2015, oil on canvas, 40 × 50 cm

Veronika Hilger, Untitled, 2015, oil on canvas, 40 × 50 cm

Veronika Hilger, Untitled, 2015, ceramic, glazed
14 × 18.5 × 9 cm

Veronika Hilger, Untitled, 2015, ceramic, glazed 14 × 18.5 × 9 cm

Veronika Hilger, Untitled, 2013, oil on canvas, 55 × 65 cm

Veronika Hilger, Untitled, 2013, oil on canvas, 55 × 65 cm

Exhibitions

Art Düsseldorf, Areal Böhler 2022

Art Düsseldorf, Areal Böhler 2022

Art Düsseldorf, Areal Böhler 2022

Art Düsseldorf, Areal Böhler 2022

Veronika Hilger & Zsófia Keresztes, Sperling, Munich DE 2021

Veronika Hilger & Zsófia Keresztes, Sperling, Munich DE 2021

Veronika Hilger & Zsófia Keresztes, Sperling, Munich DE 2021

Veronika Hilger & Zsófia Keresztes, Sperling, Munich DE 2021

Veronika Hilger & Zsófia Keresztes, Sperling, Munich DE 2021

Veronika Hilger & Zsófia Keresztes, Sperling, Munich DE 2021

ICH WEISS NICHT, SOLL ICH RAUSGEHEN, Sperling, Munich, DE 2019

ICH WEISS NICHT, SOLL ICH RAUSGEHEN, Sperling, Munich, DE 2019

breeding shapes, Kunstpavillon, Munich, DE 2020

breeding shapes, Kunstpavillon, Munich, DE 2020

breeding shapes, Kunstpavillon, Munich, DE 2020

breeding shapes, Kunstpavillon, Munich, DE 2020

50 Jahre Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld, DE 2019

50 Jahre Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld, DE 2019

50 Jahre Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld, DE 2019

50 Jahre Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld, DE 2019

Seltene Erden, Kunstverein Recklingshausen, Recklinghausen, DE 2016

Seltene Erden, Kunstverein Recklingshausen, Recklinghausen, DE 2016

Seltene Erden, Kunstverein Recklingshausen, Recklinghausen, DE 2016

Seltene Erden, Kunstverein Recklingshausen, Recklinghausen, DE 2016

Die ersten Jahre der Professionalität 34, Galerie der Künstler, Munich, DE 2015

Die ersten Jahre der Professionalität 34, Galerie der Künstler, Munich, DE 2015

Selected Solo Exhibitions

    2020

    • breeding shapes, Kunstpavillon München, Munich, DE

    2019

    • ICH WEISS NICHT, SOLL ICH RAUSGEHEN, SPERLING, Munich, DE

    2016

    • Seltene Erden, Kunstverein Recklinghausen, Recklinghausen, DE

Selected Group Exhibitions

    2021

    • VARIOUS OTHERS
    • WERK.STOFF Preis für Malerei, HDKV, Heidelberg, DE

    2018

    • 50 Jahre Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld, DE

    2017

    • another gesture, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, US

Publications

Press