Marleen Pauwels

Marleen Pauwels

Olvera-Cádiz, Andalucia, Spain

About Marleen Pauwels

I was born in Dendermonde (1959) Belgium.

In 2001 I started traveling through Spain and eventually settled in a small mountain village near Ronda, Andalusia, where I currently have my studio.

My work is centered around silence and solitude.
The ‘wall’ often features as the background of my images, always leaving an opening, inviting the viewer to look beyond their initial impression.

I build these walls through different layers of paper, acrylics and oilpaint, hiding carefully chosen textmessages in between.
My palette is intentionally restrained; I want to create an atmosphere in my work, and too many bright colors would generate a language that is not useful to me.

My current paintings feature either extremely elongated, or minuscule figures in a minimalist environment. Those naked figures are merely symbols of the duality of human nature in its pure essence.
The juxtaposition of these opposing, seemingly fragile figures within empty spaces - away from any unnecessary adornments - confirms my statement.

​ My work has been awarded and published internationally and can be found in private, public and corporate collections throughout the world.

Education

Escola d'Art i Disseny - Tarragona - Catalunya
Akademie voor Schone Kunsten - Aalst
Académie des beaux Arts - Constantin Meunier - Brussels
Koninklijke akademie voor Schone Kunsten - Dendermonde

Events

Solo show at cultural center in Olvera
From 2019-10-25 until 2019-11-22
Open studio exhibition Jardines de ZefiZan- El Gastor-Cádiz-Spain-2016-12-20
Exhibition of my work at the palacio de congresos-Ronda-Malaga-Spain.
From 02/10/2013 until 30/10/2013

Exhibitions

2019: Soloshow at cultural center in Olvera
2018: Museum-la Cilla- Olvera-Spain
2013 : Palacio de congresos – Ronda – Andalucía - Spain
2012 : Gallery De Bekoring – Wijk bij Duurstede – The Netherlands
2012 : Gallery Moeëjen Daag – Tegelen - The Netherlands
2011 : Gallery Sous-terre – Aalsmeer - The Netherlands
2010 : Gallery Sous-terre – Aalsmeer - The Netherlands
2010 : National Exhibition of Contemporary Art - Rota – Andalucía - Spain
2010 : National Painting Exhibition – Terras de Iria – Galicia - Spain
2009 : Art center – De Gaandery – Aalst – Belgium
2006 : Gallery Báculo – Madrid – Spain
2008 : Art center– Tinglado 4 – Tarragona – Cataluña - Spain
2008 : Contemporary Art Fair - Jaén – Andalucía - Spain
2007 : Open studio – Siurana – Cataluña - Spain
2007 : Art center - Prades – Cataluña - Spain
2006 : Cultural center - Cornudella – Cataluña - Spain
2006 : National Painting Exhibition – Jaén - Spain
2006 : Painting Biennale - Agreda – Castilla y León - Spain
2006 : National Painting Exhibition - Granollers – Cataluña - Spain
2006 : National Painting Exhibition - Crevillent – Valencia - Spain
2006 : International Painting Exhibition - Lerida – Cataluña - Spain
2005 : International Painting Exhibition “Ceferino Olivé” – Reus – Cataluña - Spain
2005 : National Painting Exhibition - Cambrils – Cataluña - Spain
2004 : Art center - Generalitat de Cataluña – Tarragona – Cataluña - Spain
2003 : Museum La Abadia - Siurana – Cataluña - Spain
2003 : Gallery Antonin Piñol – Reus – Cataluña - Spain
2002 : Art center – De Gaanderij - Aalst – Belgium
2002 : Museum De Bres - Ruisbroek – Belgium
2001 : Open studio – Dendermonde – Belgium
2001 : Art center - Stroming - Berlare - Belgium
2001 : Graphic Art Salon - Maastricht – The Netherlands
2001 : Graphic Art Salon Genk – Belgium
2001 : Art Biennale - Dendermonde – Belgium
2000 : Art center - De Werf - Aalst – Belgium
2000 : Open studio – Dendermonde - Belgium
2000 : Art Museum Klosterhof - Engelenberg – Switzerland
1997 : Art Museum Blauwendaal – Waasmunster – Belgium
1999 : Gallery - Architect Geert De Ridder – Aalst – Belgium
1996 : Gallery Affiori - Sint-Niklaas – Belgium
1995 : Hotel-Gallery Laurierblad - Berlare – Belgium
1995 : Gallery Espace Senghor - Brussels – Belgium