Ewerdt Hilgemann (*1938)

Habakuk (homage to Max Ernst) van Ewerdt Hilgemann

Habakuk (homage to Max Ernst)

2014

610 x 200 x 200 cm

Quadratbild nr. 22 van Ewerdt Hilgemann

Quadratbild nr. 22

1965

95 x 95 x 12 cm

Cube van Ewerdt Hilgemann

Cube

2016

22 x 22 x 22 cm

Moments in a Stream van Ewerdt Hilgemann

Moments in a Stream

Sculpture for Leonia New Jersey

Block Head van Ewerdt Hilgemann

Block Head

image by: Aatjan Renders, Fotografie

NY Double van Ewerdt Hilgemann

NY Double

installation view Sculpture Park Leonia, New Jersey

NY Dancers van Ewerdt Hilgemann

NY Dancers

installation view Sculpture Park Leonia, New Jersey

Related links

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From the beginning, elementary research has characterized Ewerdt Hilgemann’s work. After experimenting with subtle, white wooden wall pieces catching light in the 1960s, he turned into a conceptual sculptor, using natural stone, as well as steel, geometrical shapes in series: positive versus negative.

In 1980 he introduced randomness and natural powers beyond his control into his working method. Much to his surprise, he found that also 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 pressure, folding large steel containers when the air is being evacuated. That force has become Hilgemann’s tool.

Habakuk (homage to Max Ernst) van Ewerdt Hilgemann
Quadratbild nr. 22 van Ewerdt Hilgemann
Cube van Ewerdt Hilgemann
Moments in a Stream van Ewerdt Hilgemann
Block Head van Ewerdt Hilgemann
NY Double van Ewerdt Hilgemann
NY Dancers van Ewerdt Hilgemann

"na nul"

after zero

12 November - 3 December 2011

"EH - 80"

Ewerdt Hilgemann

21 February - 1 March 2018