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Three of a Kind

Three of a Kind
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Copyright: Rob Zwemmer (alvaraalto) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4700 W: 318 N: 7471] (29676)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-05-21
Categories: Artwork
Camera: Sony ILCE6300, sony 18-200mm - sel18200
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2017-06-08 0:21
Viewed: 994
Points: 46
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ARTZUID 2017 - V
Three of a kind – Ewerdt Hilgemann

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After a short break, I continue with impressions of the open-air sculpture exhibition ARTZUID in Amsterdam.
The main post is a compilation of four close up pictures of the installation ”Tree of a Kind” of Ewerdt Hilgeman.
In the WORKSHOP you can see a total view of the three sculpture of this remarkable artwork.
For me this work is one of the highlight of ARTZUID 2017.

In the text below you can learn how the sculptor managed to apply the large metal boxes with dents.

Ewerdt Hilgemann is often referred to as the 'air smith', because he is using the air that surrounds us as a sculpting force.
From stainless steel plates, he first welds geometrical shapes, such as cubes, pyramids, or square columns. Then he uses a pump to evacuate the inside air, giving free way to the outside pressure to distort randomly. At least, that's the way it looks!
The reality is, that he artist decides the thickness of the material and the overall sizes of the piece (monolyth, or volumes divided into sections), taking into account that the resistance of the total structure decides the final shape.

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 157 N: 15246] (122929)
  • [2017-06-08 0:33]

Witaj Rob!
Interesting compilation.
Interesting cadre.
Good color and sharpness.
Well done.
Have a nice day.

Bonjour, cher Rob,
Je continue mon apprentissage de l'art abstrait et contemporain.
Je regarde, j'apprends, et essaie de comprendre un style très abscons pour ma part.
Il n'y pas d'âge pour apprendre.

Hello Rob,
Good idea to present us with the collage as it enables us to concentrate on the shapes and colours, without being distracted by the rather busy background. Interesting modern artwork and well depicted here.

Hello Rob,
Your compilation of four photos has created an even more abstract work than the original sculptures, but this collage allows us to find any kinds of shapes and tones and shades where we may imagine we see various things. On the second part from the left I see the head of a horse. In the WS the sculptures look like they have been squeezed by a giant hand. God? ;-) You describe a very interesting way of creating these sculptures, a method I had never heard of before.
Kind regards,

Sometimes, Rob, an innovative sculpture can make art from scrap, must be very talented one.
Nicely combined 4 pieces. Frankly I prefer the WS photo, made better sense to me
have a nice new day,

Hello Rob,

From the thumbnail, I was sure that this was a metallic sculpture of a duck's head!
It was even more interesting full size! The smooth, shiny textures and the slight nuances of colour are most attractive.
I love the idea of how these sculptures have been produced.
It is science and art subtly combined.

Have a lovely day,
Bev :-)
I have added an explanation to the naming of the beach, for your interest.

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13679 W: 0 N: 16021] (168114)
  • [2017-06-08 4:22]


quelle image et vue fantastique compo et captage avec ce rendu ces éléments quelle vue cette brillance et ce formes rondes en bandes sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24277 W: 523 N: 40588] (174734)
  • [2017-06-08 4:28]

Dag Rob,

Gelukkig heeft u een algemeen overzicht er bij gegeven want aan de detail foto kwam ik niet waar ik wilde zijn.
Achteraf bleek u foto heerlijk geslaagd te zijn.
Heel goed gezien, Bedankt.

Groeten uit een nog steeds winderig Vlaanderen,

Hello Rob,

I like this type of photography, you present a good detail of the sculptures, you got here an interesting graphism, well done,

Best regards,


Dobar dan.
Interesantan i lep pogled, dobar tekst ...
Dobar rad sa lepom fotografijom u radionici, dobar kontrast i ostrina, lepe boje. Lep deo skulpture, lepo mesto sa skulpturama.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje.

Good day.
Interesting and nice view, good text ...
Good work with beautiful photography workshop, good contrast and sharpness, beautiful colors. A beautiful part of the sculpture, a beautiful place with sculptures.
Have a nice day, all the best.

Bonjour Rob,

Comme qui il faut admirer les oeuvres d'art sous tous les angles et avec un regard très lucide.J'aime l'effet de lumière qui passe à travers la glace.



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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9001 W: 57 N: 15106] (55970)
  • [2017-06-08 10:26]

Hallo Rob,
Zulke verzilverde samengeknepen appelsappakjes leveren natuurlijk mooi close-ups op, die de kleuren van de omgeving mooi, dof reflecteren.

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  • dale54 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 894 W: 0 N: 1293] (12345)
  • [2017-06-08 10:26]

rob hello..superb subject one we don't see too often! great close up..well captured! tfs dale

Hi Rob,

Your post is making me to understand more about abstract art. The point of view is showing the details of the artwork. The metal is reflecting the light. Have a nice day.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11636 W: 126 N: 20917] (108071)
  • [2017-06-08 15:33]

Hi Rob,this time the real artist are you! What a idea this composition,absolutely lovely to do a very abtract result. An your work is completed by the useful WS,perfect to understand all....very well done! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hello Rob,
Nice abstract, pleasant colors!

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3288 W: 0 N: 7482] (55057)
  • [2017-06-08 22:28]

Great abstract shot, you have cropped it very well, the textures of the sculpture are very well presented, my complients

Hi Rob
hmmmmmm....I'm not sure where I stand personally on these pieces of Art. Not sure if I hate them or just dislike them a little. I think its just a dislike. in your 4 shots here we can see upclose the way the structure gets bent and folded, yet in the Ws we see the entire set up which is good too.

As long as the Artist doesn't use these stainless steel plates as some sort of tool to explain our human existence, i'm ok with it. Lets not think too deep here.


Ciao Rob, lovely abstract composition by beautiful collage, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello dear friend and have a nice time
and a happy new day
original version I like photos of the
open air sculpture exhibition
welldone and wellseen

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14151 W: 1033 N: 28239] (134648)
  • [2017-06-14 6:55]

Hello Rob,

An interesting quartet of modern art focusing on the textures soft colors and tones. Excellent sharpness and well framed and composed with no wasted space in any of them. Tfs!

Hi Rob, nice detail photo of these interesting sculptures. Very well captured in this interesting image, with good clarity, light, color and quality. A great work perfectly done, my congratulations, my friend. Thank you for sharing this interesting work.

Good afternoon and happy start to the week.
All the best from the south of Spain.

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10438 W: 174 N: 17656] (78427)
  • [2017-06-21 1:49]


nice view of this detail of the sculpture with the shapes of kneaded can in detail, adding an abstract mood. nice result.



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