Self-taught painter, Véronique Kraemer was born in Argentina. She spent her childhood in Latin America surrounded by colors and warmth and she also lived in Thailand.
Passionate about traveling, Veronique draws her inspiration from the encounters she makes along of her journey.
Today living in Lyon, she works in her studio in the 7th arrondissement. She also collaborates with a cabinetmaker to create original painted furniture.
Véronique Kraemer is inspired by naive art from her childhood and its colors, by feminists’ artists like Niki de Saint Phalle, Alice Neel or Titouan Lamazou and artists who paint the joy of living or the beauty of the world as Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse or David Hockney.
“My paintings are mainly figurative. I work on acrylic paints and markers on textured backgrounds by collages of newspapers or fabrics”.
Jean-Michel Basquiat, said: “I start an image and I finish it, I do not think about art when I work, I try to think about life”.
Véronique Kraemer’s conception seems finally close to Basquiat’s. Her sensitivity leads her to live her art in a space between romanticism and realism, abstract and figurative. Her painting feeds on feelings of freedom, nature and feminism. Above all, painting remains for her an intimate experience that she seeks to share. Véronique Kraemer’s work thus oscillates between narrative figuration and lyrical abstraction. She imagines paintings that interrogate the body as a source of sensation and raw emotions to go beyond codes.
Her creations seem to be a reflection of inner conversations. They plunge her into a world where everything that time has made disappear seems to come back to life. They are charged with questions about her identity, her relationship with the divine and the sacred. But above all, they open a door on the dimension of the metamorphosis of the invisible that the hand of the artist reveals. The entanglements and links present in Véronique Kraemer’s work are just a pretext to evoke uprooting and duality, this is her thread …
The characters who escape her confront her with her roots and her relation to the world. The woman, the breath, the myths are so many themes that vibrate through her work also influenced by the primitive arts.