30 de junho de 2015


Born and grown up in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Living and working in Herdecke. "HEGO" is a pseudonym - derived from the first two letters of his first and last name (Heinz Goevert). For many, many years HEGO has played the drums in various rock- and rhythm 'n blues bands in Dortmund, Germany.
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 patternsSometimes 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 andbeing 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 50” - artists on “Saatchi Showdown” (Saatchi-Gallery London) which regularly receives over 40 million hits per day. His artwork "Dancing Lines" came in 3rd in Showdown Round Ten (July 2009) - out of 2320 artworks handed in. HEGO’s paintings sold to private collectors all over the world, mostly to collectors in the United States of America and the United Kingdom (also to collectors in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Luxembourg and Germany).
Passage Way", acrylic, marble dust on canvas, 80 x 60 x 1,6 cm 2015

Exuberant acrylic marble dust on canvas 100x80  2015

 Nagged acrylic marble dust on canvas 60x80  2015

Rudiments", acrylic, marble dust on canvas, 80 x 80 x 1,6 cm  2015
Abstract composition acrylic on canvas 100x100x1,6  2015
Blocked acrylic, marble dust newspaper cut out on canvas 100x100x1,6 

Eroded acrylic, marble dust on canvas 100x100x1,6  2015

After the blizzard, acrylic, marble dust on canvas 100x100x1,6

Circles & lines acrylic, marble on canvas 100x100  2014

Flowed through acrylic pigments, marble dust on cavas 80x100x1,6  2014

Asymmetrical form acrylic, marble dust sand packing material on canvas 100x100  2014

Corded acrylic, pigments, marble dust pack-twine, copper plates on canvas 100x100x4  2015

Big B. acrylic, marble dust on canvas 100x100x1,6   2014

Deus ex machina I acrylic, pigments on professional guardi artístico paper 50x64  2012

Exhibitions/books: 2004: Cologne (Germany, Galerie T.); 2005: Wetter (Germany, “artmile”, local city bank); 2008: Skogas (Sweden, Galleri Lyktan, group exhibition); 2009: New York (USA, Mount Beacon Fine Art Gallery in Beacon, New York, travelling exhibition "Freedom and Art”, February - May); 2009: Wetter (Germany, Wohnstättengenossenschaft, March - June); 2009: Stockholm (Sweden, Ostra Gymnasiet Trangsund, “The Mirca Tour for Human Rights Exhibition”, group exhibition, November - December); 2010: Cape Town (South Africa, Belinda Anvil - The Rainbow Experience Gallery, "Freedom & Art"- project/travelling exhibition, April - May); 2010: Cologne (Germany, Kahlshof, "Planet Earth, Planet Art", group exhibition, September - December); 2011: Cologne (Germany, Kahlshof, “Cologne meets New York”, group exhibition, January – March); 2011: Witten (Germany, Gemeinschaftspraxis Marienplatz, “International Art Show”, group exhibition, February – May); 2011: Witten (Germany, Marien Hospital Witten, “New York im Marien-Hospital”, group exhibition, April - July); 2011: Malta (University of Malta, “The Mirca Tour For Human Rights”, group exhibition, July – August); 2011: New York (USA, Skylight Gallery NYC, “Gestalt – German Artists in Conversation”, group exhibition, July – August; published my art book “VIEW – Exclusively Abstract”, blurb.com, New York); 2011: Hagen (Germany, KKH, "...vorwiegend Blau”, group exhibition, October - December); 2012: New York (USA, “Room No. 5”, ‘Skylight Gallery’, Manhattan, group exhibition, August - September 2012); 2012: Witten ( Germany, "konsequent abstrakt“, Gemeinschaftspraxis Marienplatz, solo exhibition, August - October); 2012: Witten (Germany, „panta rhei“, Stadtwerke Witten, group exhibition, September – October); 2013:  New York (USA, “European Sensibility Near and Far”, Gallery 66 NY, group exhibition, January 4th – 27th). Upcoming exhibitions: 2014: Orewa, (New Zealand, “Nirvanavan Foundation Exhibition”, Estuary Arts Centre, group exhibition, March 8th – April 8th); 2014: Luxembourg (Court of Justice of the European Union, “Poetry and Visual Arts” group exhibition, November); 2015: New York (USA, Gallery 66 NY, group exhibition/fundraising, from 17th January to 17th February 2015). Upcoming exhibition: 2015: Skogas (Sweden, Ostra Gymnasiet, Mirca Poster Show in recognition of Malala Yousafzai, group exhibition, from 29th August to 24th October). 
Position acrylic, marble dust newspaper cut-outs ,copper on canvas 100x100x1,6

Swapped out acrylic, marble dust pigments on canvas 100x100  2014

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