Vincente "Vinnie" Hager, 22, is a Maryland-based artist and designer. From a young age his mother surrounded him with vibrant works of art adorning the walls of his childhood home. This early exposure to all kinds of art coupled with jazz influences came from his mother and worked in tandem with his father's knack for mechanical workings. This inspired him to develop his own style and in 2011 he began pursuing his own artistic vision.
Vinnie graduated from Anne Arundel Community College in 2017 with an Associates Degree in Art - Visual Design. He has since been working on personal artistic endeavors and collaborations with local artists and business while pursuing further education and will begin attending MICA, Maryland Institute College of Art, for a Bachelors of General Fine Arts in the Fall of 2018.
The way we send information in the 21st-century is not how it used to be. Personal letters aren’t sent as much so we rely on text messages, social media, emails, etc. Most of our bills are even sent electronically. Letters can store hidden emotions, thoughts, and ideas. An envelope holds all this information, emotional or not, and carries it to a new destination. My work focuses on this aspect of hand written letters, notes, envelopes and the feelings we do not convey during this digital age.