When HEGO had to stop playing the drums a few years ago, he was really missing something. He felt a kind of "creative gap" which he filled by taking up a passion from his youth: painting. He took it up in 2003. He has studied English, sociology and philosophy and ended up as a headmaster of a bilingual secondary modern school. He retired in 2010. As far as painting is concerned HEGO is self taught.
HEGO realizes works where the energy of colour and texture are essential. The emotion seems to take the upper hand on a thought or a fixed idea. However, every stroke of the brush unites the emotion to some form of rationality, merging the intuition with a logical thinking. His works are generated by a primary impulse, but then the right plasma, the first instinctive gesture is thoroughly checked to make “sense” of everything. HEGO’s works express primordial feelings controlled by reason. Besides black and white he likes using warm, earthy colours (acrylics, pigments) – mixed with sand or modelling paste in different layers - painted, smoothed over in rough, often archaic looking patterns. Sometimes he also uses marble dust, mull, pack-twine, copper- and zinc plates, jeans-cloth, pc-scrap, and metal flakes. He uses to paint while listening to rhythm 'n blues music and – being a former drummer - he feels that painting and drumming have a lot in common.
HEGO’s work has also been publicly juried numerous times into the top 10 (12 times within two years) of the “TOP