Working in mixed media/collage intrigues me as I find the layering process very interesting and relates totally to the patterns of human kind. The process of adding and subtracting feels so simultaneous to our life, it’s about given and letting go. Most of us have many layers that we may or may not choose to reveal to the world, just like the layers in my paintings uncover some, but not all.
The intent of my work is to encourage the viewer to find themselves in those images. This transition from the creator to the audience is what will keep me intrigued in my creative process.
Angelika Jaeger, known as aj, grew up in Duesseldorf, Germany and lived outside Frankfurt, with her husband and their two sons, before the family made their home in Canada in 1989. Seeking a less hectic lifestyle, they chose the more relaxed atmosphere of the small community of Vernon, BC, to raise their children and follow their new interests.
Guided by a strong desire to express herself coupled with an inquisitive mind, Jaeger began her art studies through community courses in her new home town. Inspired by the first brush strokes, she joined the Federation of Canadian Artists to develop her skills through the workshops they offered. It was here that shediscovered the intriguing medium of collage and mixed media which are helping to capture her interpretation of her chosen subjects.
aj continues to find inspiration in the “day to day” and through her extensive travels. She has been involved in group shows locally and provincially, as well as solo shows in Europe and Canada.She currently attends the UBC-Okanagan Fine Arts Program and conducts workshops regularly in her medium of Collage/Mixed Media.