Art Work of the Month March 2011

Andreas Jaeggi 20110202

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Andreas Jaeggi:
"Parisian Flower Bouquet"
Pencil & Color Pencil on Watercolor Paper
16" x 12"

Finding myself in midlife, which is so rich with traveling, in being abroad and working in many different places – every so often I find it necessary to calm down and take a break from the daily hustle and bustle. At these moments, I am regularly overcome by the need to concentrate on the representation of a single object; my way of recentering myself. This time, it is an elegant Parisian flower bouquet, received on some opening night during the "Curtain Calls". The old theater pros would call this bouquet: "Triumph Veggies". Once again, it is not some politically relevant rock-pop-thingie with critical social content, but a small resting point – limited in time – taken from my immediate surroundings. And time and time again: it is the balance and tension between lines and the transparent as well as the opaque surfaces which interests me, it is the fake three-dimensionality, this little piece of tamed nature … it is the sketchy-ness in opposition to the "finishing off" of an art work, as Picasso used to call it.

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