FULL & MERRY
DISCOVER EVERT VAN HEMERT
After only ten minutes art academy Evert van Hemert (1952) developed as an autodidact, first as a painter and later as a sculptor. Thus he became an artist with a unique style. Preferably he makes horses, bulls, birds and cats with or without a lascivious woman on the back, but also women with perky breasts, voluminous curves and large butts arise out of his hands.
The sculptures of Evert van Hemert have something festive, his figures celebrate life abundantly. Lush nymphs, proud horses and powerful bulls play a frisky game, in which they mock with balance and gravity. Characteristic of the work of Evert van Hemert are the contradictions. He alternately carries on stage: stately slim ladies, whether or not on a horse or another animal, or women with voluptuous curves and tiny breasts.
The sculptures often seem to be grasped at a glance. On closer examination, there appears to be more to see. Evert van Hemert is able to link beauty to recognition. His work often has something humorous, but in his art he is very passionate and serious. His images have character, as it were special personalities with completely unique details. The small sculptures are created in wax, the big ones in clay. After they are casted and sanded but before they are patinated, they are updated by Evert van Hemert himself where he is not afraid to experiment.
Evert van Hemert has gained national and international recognition by impressive exhibitions and commissions, but still he is 'Running against the wind.'