Ewerdt Hilgemann German, b. 1938


Elementary research has always characterized the work of Ewerdt Hilgemann (*1938). After experimenting with subtle white wooden wall pieces playing with light in the 1960s, he turned into a conceptual sculptor, using natural stone and steel to make geometrical shapes in series: positive versus negative.


In the 1980s he introduced randomness and natural powers beyond his control into his working method. Much to his surprise, he found that even the unpredictable is subject to natural laws, to which he soon could adapt and anticipate.


Is there anything softer than air, more vital for human beings, breathing in and out? Yet, this same air is powerful and capable of applying pressure, folding large steel containers when the air is being evacuated. That force has become Hilgemann's tool for making his imploded cubes.