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Photograph by Peter Cox


Frank van Hemert

Frank van Hemert born 1956 in Kerkrade / NL. From 1975 to 1979 he studied at the TeHaTex in Tilburg, from 1980 to 1982 he visited Atelier 63 in Haarlem. In the early 80's he was discovered as a young talent and received an invitation from the curator Rudi Fuchs to Documenta 7 in Kassel.

His works are represented in numerous museums, private and public collections. The versatility of his work, both on the canvas and on paper, speaks from many comprehensive series on the major themes of life, such as death, suffering and isolation.love, erotic experiences, and the question of how and why of one's own identity.

Frank van Hemert profits from the non-objective as well as the figurative direction. In some pictures, the figurative echoes become so strong that the balance between figure and ground threatens to break up. By detecting the radiation of his figures, he searches for a physically tangible force, which he seeks to endorse with painterly means.