Hans Everaert doesn’t mind a stain or splash, and the running traces where his arm movement stops are constitutive to his oeuvre. It lets his work vibrate. It brings a fleeting movement to the canvas, resulting in a connection with the dirty painting style of ugly realism - emphasised by a very untidy way of dealing with paint and by letting colours bite each other. All with the intention of testing other systems of beauty. (Willem Elias)