This series is based on an armed robbery at Evert Bongers home. By experimenting with low-resolution images, he transforms "real" weapons in an abstraction of lines, shapes and colors, in which the original source is still felt. These abstractions are liberating, the dissolved materials recreate themselves. Evert Bongers himself calls it a quest for compassion.
Evert Bongers (1957 Stein, the Netherlands) lives and works in Maastricht. After completing his studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Maastricht, he worked several years as a photographer for art institutions and galleries. He makes, among others, reports of: Marlene Dumas, Bertrand Lavier, Martin Kippenberger, A.R. Penck, William Wegman, Christian Boltanski and Mimmo Palladino. Bongers develops more and more as an art photographer, wins prizes and begins to exhibit his work nationally and internationally. Besides that, he works in the eighties and nineties on projects for Stuyvesant in Cuba, Ballantines whisky in Scotland and Philips Lighting in the Netherlands. In recent years, he mainly focuses on art photography. Evert Bongers signs in 2012 a 5-year contract with gallery Photology, resulting in exhibitions, together with: Vic Muniz, Martin Parr, Elisabetta Benassi, Andrea Jemolo, Mario Cresci, Davide Bramante, Matthew Pillsbury and Yasumasa Morimura. Selected locations where Evert has exhibited his work are: Amsterdam, Naarden, Antwerp, Zagreb, New York, Los Angeles, Carmel, Milan and San Francisco. Evert's work has earned him various prizes in both Europe and in the United States. Education: City College of Applied Arts in Maastricht.