Vera Hilger, Ohne Titel, 2009
Oil and tempera on canvas
180 × 210 cm

10.08.–25.09.2016

Star Work № 18: Ohne Titel

Vera Hilger

Vera Hilger prefers to work with large formats; they best allow her to make use of the possibilities presented by the material, tempera and oils. Layer for layer, she covers her canvasses with paint—bright, dark, thicker, thinner—until the moment arises that she seeks: a shimmer of material. This painterly process extending over long periods of time is precisely what fascinates the artist about painting.

Basically, Hilger’s untitled paintings present nothing concrete to view. They are supposed to stimulate close scrutiny; sometimes one can identify phenomena from nature. But what may be clearly recognized is the play of light and shadow that plays a significant role in many of her works. What is special about Hilger’s manner of painting is that she works with the paint so as to get it to do what it is capable of doing itself. (Miriam Elebe)

STAR WORK
Within the Star Work series a different artwork from the IKOB Collection is displayed each time.

Star Work № 26: Saint Matthieu par Gérémie Geißelbrunn (1595 – 1660) photographié comme Dimitris Alexandrou par Errikos Andreou


Star Work № 25: A Billion Square Circles


STAR WORK № 24: Checkpoint Charlie


Star Work № 23: Babalú Ayé


Star Work № 22: Sorry


Star Work № 21: République Libre de Clairefontaine


Star Work № 20: Constructor


Star Work № 19: DEIN GEILSTER MÄDCHENFLUGKÖRPER SCHREIT TOTALST: NUR VORNE IST EVOLUTION IM SCHRITT "MARSCH MARSCH", VERSACHLICHT ALLES.


Star Work № 17: Corte Cromático, Tribute to André Blank


Star Work № 16: Statement 34/56


Star Work № 15: Texte zur Kunst


Star Work № 14: Sieglar-96-09-21


Star Work № 13: LBYD/SOI


Star Work № 12: Untitled


Star Work № 11: Composition


Star Work № 10: Geschlossene Scheune [Closed Barn]


Star Work № 9: Poésie urbaine


Star Work № 8: The Gates


Star Work № 7: Seestück II


Star Work № 6: Rhombus


Star Work № 5: Ausgewürfelte Bilder, 28 Bildmöglichkeiten


Star Work № 4: Veules-les-Roses


Star Work № 3: Regalfrau (Study)


Star Work № 2: Me Walking


Star Work № 1: Ein auf seinen Grundriss reduzierter Stein im Maßstab 1 : 1 / Berg aus Steinstaub