HEGO Goevert
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About HEGO Goevert
"HEGO" is a pseudonym – derived from the first two letters of his first and last name (Heinz Goevert). A longtime drummer in the rock- and rhythm ‘n blues scene in Dortmund, Germany, he recently published a book about those years. HEGO’s works express primordial feelings controlled by reason. His materials vocabulary is just as eclectic, often incorporating sand, marble dust, twine, denim and copper into his paintings. HEGO's works were shown in exhibitions in New York (6x), Cape Town, Stockholm (2x), Luxembourg, Malta, Orewa (NZ), and in Cologne (3x), Hagen and Witten (3x), Germany.

HEGO has works in private collections in Australia, Austria, Great Britain, Italy, Luxembourg, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, USA, and Germany.Mbr>


In my abstract paintings I attempt to visualize the transitoriness, the decay of life (and things) as a necessary condition for the emergence of something new. I realize works where the energy of colour and texture are essential, trying to give each work of art some power and depth. It can be said that my works express primordial feelings controlled by reason - finally showing something organic in a tidy ambience. One can describe my paintings as "grown" in an often long creative process, since I literally "wrench" from the canvas what is finally to be seen. Besides black and white I like using warm, earthy colours (acrylics, pigments, rust effect colours) - mixed with plaster, marble dust, sand or modelling paste in different layers - painted, smoothed over in rough, often archaic looking patterns.

HEGO has studied English and social sciences (MA) and he ended up as a principal of a bilingual secondary modern school.
HEGO has been publicly juried into the top 10 artists twelve times in the “Saatchi Showdown" Gallery, which receives over 40 million hits (worldwide) per day.
His paintings have been published in four international art books. One of them won the Saboteur Award for Best Mixed Anthology at the London Book Club in 2013.
In June 2020 HEGO became a member of the Hammond Museum, New York.
Solo Exhibitions:
• 2015
HEGO - Charity Art Show/ Gallery 66 NY - New York, USA
• 2012
"Konsequent abstrakt"/ Gemeinschaftspraxis Marienplatz - Witten, Germany

Group Exhibitions:
• 2020
"Hammond Museum July Virtual Exhibition", New York, USA, Hammond Museum & Japanese Stroll Garden, virtual group exhibition from July 4, 2020 to July 2, 2021

• 2019
"Earthling" / a collective online exhibition of 28 artists from all over the world, Earth Day April 2019 - Jemez Springs, USA

• 2018
"Sculpt The World" / Ruhrtalatelier - Wetter-Volmarstein - 95 venues in 21 countries involved via live stream; in collaboration with sculpture-network.org., Germany
• 2016
“New York meets Berlin 2016" – "Kunstleben, Shakespeare, Lyrical Photography and Woman Form” / Gallery 66 - New York, USA

• 2014
"Guardian of the edge" / Court of Justice of the European Union - Luxembourg, Luxemburg

• 2014
“Nirvanavan Foundation Exhibition” / Estuary Arts Centre - Orewa, New Zealand

• 2013
”European Sensibility Near and Far“ / Gallery 66 NY - New York, USA

• 2012
"Room No. 5" / Skylight Gallery - New York, Manhattan, USA

• 2012
"Panta Rhei" / Stadtwerke Witten - Witten, Germany

• 2011
"Gestalt - German Artists in Conversation" / Skylight Gallery - New York, Manhattan, USA

• 2011
“The Mirca Tour For Human Rights” / University of Malta - Malta, Malta

• 2011
“Cologne meets New York“ / Kahlshof - Cologne, Germany

• 2011
“New York im Marien-Hospital“ / Marienhospital - Witten, Germany

• 2010
"Planet Earth, Planet Art" / Kahlshof - Köln/Cologne, Germany

• 2010
"Freedom & Art" / Rainbow Experience - Gallery - Cape Town, South Africa

• 2009
"Freedom & Art" / Mount Beacon Fine Art Gallery - New York, USA

• 2009
“The Mirca Tour For Human Rights” / Ostra Gymnasiet – Stockholm, Sweden