This still life painting features two pastries, continuing the artist's investigation of memorabilia and anniversaries. The artist's luscious oil paint brushwork evokes both the texture and flavor of the two holiday cakes. In the composition, the standing slice of carrot cake and the roll of Beigli pastry are placed atop a pinkish white cloth—contrasted with a dark background. The artist's work frequently explores the tension between the visual arrangement of objects and a direct depiction of their texture.
Ajerman's intimate and expressive paintings depict both real and fictional subjects in still life and fantasy vignettes—frequently quiet moments of domesticity. Luscious and unexpected, the artist's gestural style is focused on color and brushwork.
Michael Ajerman’s oil paintings depict private moments of quiet domesticity. The artist’s still life and figurative fantasy vignettes employ a gestural style focused on color and brushwork. Frequently populated by subjects real and fictional, Ajerman’s paintings are both intimate and expressive, luscious and unexpected.