Veronika's work is best described as 'jolie laide' (beautiful ugly). Redefining beauty, the work is a direct confrontation that fuses fragility of some material and abject humanoid qualities of others. The work engages all the senses through heavy use of paint and unusual materials such as honey, glass, bugs and fabric.
She investigates the endurance of intimate human experiences that connect us and disrupt the banal such as skin that forms on warm milk, a distorted self-image in a broken mirror, a dirty window, and the significance of smeared lipstick as evidence of a missed connection. Her work treats these slight disruptions as the focal points of life's meaning; the human experience magnified and re-presented in a visually maximalist way.
Photo by Nir Arieli