In the Spirit of Zen

Exhibition text:

"In the Spirit of Zen" can be understood as Evers's main series, as the style and method continue through all the other series and he came to an inner understanding through Zen practice, which is an essential part of his artistic expression.

The lightness of the dynamic and lively brushwork merges with a contrasting and stylized play of light and shadow.

In reference to Zen practice, the viewer is invited to immerse himself in the present moment and to perceive the delicate balance of timeless stillness and fleeting, living phenomena through the paintings.

Evers' aim is to capture both aspects of the moment in his paintings in order to create images that are at peace with themselves despite their dynamism.
His style is a fusion of illustrative, high-contrast comic art and Japanese ink painting, which he studied like a sponge in order to reinterpret it for his artistic expression.

"In the Spirit of Zen" aims to create an open space of stillness beyond the image, in which contrasts are harmonized.