Rupert Jaeger, who is originally from Germany, studied at the Kent Institute of Art and Design, from where he obtained a BA in Visual Communication, with a specialisation in Time-Based-Media. He has been based in London for the past 15 years, living a secret double life: that of a bohemian and subversive artist on the one hand; and of an upmarket communications & marketing consultant for international clients on the other. He has extensively exhibited his art in London and overseas.
In his work, Rupert explores the role of images in the context of capitalist society, how images are used to manipulate our sense of history, and how they have become object-like fetishes in contemporary consumer society. He works across a range of media, including video, photography and the written word, as well as 3D modelling and graphics. Underlying his work is often an experimental narrative with fictional and documentary elements.
Rupert recently presented ‘Hostile Takeover’ at Hundred Years Gallery, a project and solo exhibition about the schizophrenic relationship of art and capital.
‘The Holy Spirit of Citizenship’
‘Logo Study 1’. Digital print. 19.5 x 29 cm (framed)
‘Logo Study 2’. Digital print. 19.5 x 29 cm (framed)
‘Corporate Identity Study’. Ink-jet poster print on paper. 19.5 x 29 cm
‘Theresa 12: 31 – 34’. Ink-jet poster print on paper. 19.5 x 29 cm (framed)