Jacqueline Schäfer (Amstelveen, 1961) lives and works in Amsterdam and has a gift for visual arts since her early childhood. Curious about the latest pictorial trends, she enrolled at the Art Academy of Gerrit Rietveld in the Netherlands to learn basic painting techniques. During her studies she went looking for a form of visual communication that suited her. She graduated in 1989 and took on the challenge of turning her passion into her work. She found her own style and developed it over the years. Fascinated by bright colors, strongly influenced by contours and graphic shapes, Jacqueline Schäfer merges those elements to create her paintings and sculptures which are a nod to Cubism and reflect her sensitivity and joie de vivre. The year 2004 marks a turning point for the artist with the creation of her famous three-dimensional resin sculptures, Strange Birds. In a surge of color and fragmented cells, she finds her figurative and inventive style, influenced by pop art, although deeply rooted in our modern times.
The themes in her paintings range from happy, strange and imaginary birds to static and sober still-lifes and female nudes. Particularly the last category represents the artist’s own feelings and moods, to such an extent they can almost be considered self-portraits. All of her work clearly expresses Schäfer’s evident and positive love of life in a complex, modern society.
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