Paul Dmoch

Paul Dmoch

Brussels

About Paul Dmoch

I was born in Warsaw in 1958. Even as a child, I remember being obsessed with light. On sleepless nights in my room, I would watch the movement of car lights reflecting from the wall to the ceiling and back. Years later, I was astonished when I saw Rembrand's use of light for the first time. I remarked, ''This is the LIGHT''. At the time, I also believed in fairytales, in the magical worlds I had heard about. I loved to visualise them in my mind. Later on, I understood that all those worlds I created in my mind simply did not exist. I was very disappointed. But then, when I was 12, one of my teachers helped me to discover my passion for architecture. While studying architecture, I realised that I had found what I had been looking for. As architect, I thought I would be able to create a fantastic world with structure, where light could play on forms. Unfortunately, I soon discovered that there were many problems that had nothing to do with architecture, problems related to law, money, foolishness of investors, and so on. I became disillusioned with my career.I had never thought of becoming an artist, but I soon realised that painting would offer me the same opportunities to create my own world of light and to share my love to architecture.Today, painting interiors is my greatest challenge. It is my chance to share with the entire world the 'genius locci' of the places created by human genius. I am not interested in natural subjects, those not been made by human ''hands''. That's why I paint interiors, because there I can find man's glorious mind. I especially like to paint cathedrals. I can feel all the mystery of ''another space'', where we sometimes come, but not spend our lifetime. Inside these structures we feel small and not so important as we sometime think we are. We can see that incredible, enormous structure, filled with endless lights pouring through a stained-glass window. Ecclesiastical interiors give us a chance to contemplate our deepest thoughts. There we think no mundane thoughts - we leave them outside. There is a real border between the ''sacred'' and ''profane''. The harmony of light and darkness, showing all the beauty of details and space, make us calm and deeply happy. For me, light and shadow is a metaphor for the everlasting battle between these two basic elements of human existence. In the contrast between light and darkness lies the secret of every human beginning.

Education

Ce qui dans un sujet d'architecture m'attire, n'est pas le style architectural en question, mais l'impression de la lumière qu'il donne et comment il révèle les volumes et les courbes. J'aime découvrir (par l'aquarelle) l'âme d'un intérieur architectural. J'y pressens, entre la lumière et l'obscur, avec beaucoup de certitude, le secret de toute départ, de toute naissance.
Pour moi, la lumière en contraste avec l'obscurité, met en évidence le combat perpétuel entre ces deux eléments de base de l'existence humaine.

EXPOSITIONS INDIVIDUELLES

1985 - Frankfurt - Etagengalerie der Ev. Erwachsenenbildung
1993 - Bruxelles - Galerie Bielinska
1995 - Bruxelles - Galerie Bielinska - Baroque et Art Nouveau
1997 - London - PCI
2000 - Bruxelles - Galerie Bielinska
2001 - London - Albemarle Gallery
2002 - Bruxelles - Galerie Bielinska
2004 - Arnhem - Ewa Walinska Galerie
2004 - Arnhem - Ewa Walinska Galerie - Delft
2005 - Arnhem - Ewa Walinska Galerie - Reis door Europa
2006 - Arnhem - Ewa Walinska Galerie
2007 - Arnhem - Ewa Walinska Galerie - Italiaanse Beelden I
2008 - Arnhem - Ewa Walinska Galerie - Italiaanse Beelden II
2009 - Arnhem - Ewa Walinska Galerie - Reis door Europa
2010 - Arnhem - Ewa Walinska Galerie - Zwanen Route

EXPOSITIONS COLLECTIVES

1994 - Bruxelles - Basilique Nationale du Sacré-Coeur de Koekelberg
1994 - Bruxelles - Galerie Bielinska - Salon de Noël
1995 - Bruxelles - Galerie Bielinska - Artistses de la Galerie
1996 - Bruxelles - Galerie Bielinska - Salon de Printemps
1996 - Bruxelles - Galerie Bielinska - Salon de Noël
1997 - London - MALL GALLERIES - Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours -
FRANK HERRING & SONS PRIX POUR LA MEILLEURE AQUARELLE D´ARCHITECTURE pour ‘’Déambulatoire, Cathédrale de Wawel‘’
1997 - London - BANKSIDE GALLERY - Royal Watercolour Society Awards -
DALER-ROWNEY PREMIER PRIX POUR LA MEILLEURE AQUARELLE D´EXPOSITION pour ‘’Nef, Eglise de Sainte-Anne, Varsovie’’
SAUNDERS WATERFORD PRIX POUR LA MEILLEURE AQUARELLE D´EXPOSITION pour ‘’Nef, Eglise de Sainte-Anne, Varsovie’’
1997 - London - MALL GALLERIES - Royal Society of British Artists
1997 - London - MALL GALLERIES - New English Art Club
1998 - London - Gallery 27
1998 - London - MALL GALLERIES - Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours
1998 - London - MALL GALLERIES - Royal Society of British Artists
1998 - Stockbridge - Wykeham Galleries - Salon de Noël
1998 - Cambridge - Sebastian Pearson Gallery - Salon de Noël
1999 - Stockbridge - Wykeham Galleries - Salon de Nouvel An
1999 - Winchester - The Jaze Gallery
1999 - London - MALL GALLERIES - Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours
1999 - London - BANKSIDE GALLERY - Watercolour C21
1999 - Barcelona - Drassanes - Euroart ‘99
1999 - Cambridge - Sebastian Pearson Gallery - Venice
2000 - London - MALL GALLERIES - Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours
2000 - Paris - Chez Alice
2000 - London - BANKSIDE GALLERY - Watercolour C21
2001 - London - BANKSIDE GALLERY - Watercolour C21
2001 - Bruxelles - Galerie Bielinska
2003 - London - Battersea Park - Affordable Art Fair - Autumn Collection
2003 - London - Enid Lawson Gallery - Salon de Noël
2003 - Arnhem - Ewa Walinska Galerie - Salon de Noël
2004 - London - Chelsea Old Town Hall - Chelsea Art Fair
2004 - Bristol - The Old Passenger Shed - Affordable Art Fair
2004 - London - Dulwich College - Dulwich Art Fair
2004 - London - Battersea Park - Affordable Art Fair - Autumn Collection
2005 - Bruxelles - Galerie Bielinska - Salon de Printemps
2005 - London - Enid Lawson Gallery
2005 - Bristol - Temple Meads - Affordable Art Fair
2005 - London - BANKSIDE GALLERY - 21st Century Watercolour
2005 - Canterbury - The Westgate Hall - Canterbury Art Fair
2005 - Braintree - Cressing Temple Barns - New Anglian Contemporary Art Fair
2005 - Paris - Fontenay sous Bois - ARTCITE
2005 - Edinburgh - Corn Exchange - Contemporary Art Fair Edinburgh
2005 - London - Candid Arts Trust
2005 - Arnhem - Ewa Walinska Galerie - Salon de Noël
2006 - London - Royal College of Art - Art on Paper
2006 - London - Batersea Park - Affordable Art Fair - Spring Collection
2006 - London - Chelsea Town Hall - The Chelsea Art Fair
2006 - Bristol - Temple Meads - Affordable Art Fair
2006 - London - Dulwich College - The Dulwich Art Fair
2006 - Braintree - Cressing Temple Barns - New Anglian Contemporary Art Fair
2006 - London - Battersea Park - Affordable Art Fair - Autumn Collection
2006 - Edinburgh - Corn Exchange - Contemporary Art Fair Edinburgh
2007 - London - Batersea Park - Affordable Art Fair - Spring Collection
2007 - NewcastleGateshead Art Fair
2007 - Bristol - Temple Meads - Affordable Art Fair
2007 - Chilford Hall, Linton - The Cambridgeshire Art Fair
2007 - Edinburgh - Corn Exchange - The Edinburgh Art Fair
2008 - London - Batersea Park - Affordable Art Fair - Spring Collection
2008 - Bristol - Temple Meads - Affordable Art Fair
2008 - Linton - Cambridgeshire Art Fair - Chilford Hall Vineyard
2008 - Edinburgh - Corn Exchange - The Edinburgh Art Fair
2009 - Bruxelles - Tour & Taxis - Affordable Art Fair
2009 - Bristol - Temple Meads - Affordable Art Fair
2009 - Linton - Cambridge Art Fair - Chilford Hall Vineyard
2009 - London - Battersea Park - Affordable Art Fair - Autumn Collection
2009 - Edinburgh - Corn Exchange - The Edinburgh Art Fair
2010 - Montreux - Galerie Boelen

CONCOURS

1996 - London - MALL GALLERIES - Singer & Friedlander/Sunday Times Watercolour Competition
1997 - London - MALL GALLERIES - Singer & Friedlander/Sunday Times Watercolour Competition
1998 - London - MALL GALLERIES - Singer & Friedlander/Sunday Times Watercolour Competition
1999 - London - MALL GALLERIES - Singer & Friedlander/Sunday Times Watercolour Competition
2000 - London - MALL GALLERIES - Singer & Friedlander/Sunday Times Watercolour Competition
2000 - Roma - A.I.A.M - Premi della Cultura “TROFEO MEDUSA AUREA XXIII Edizione” - MEDAILLE DE BRONZE - pour ‘’Eglise de Saint-Jacques, Anvers‘’
2002 - International Artist magazine No. 26 - Art Prize Challenge No.10 - Subject: Your Favorite Subject - TROISIEME PRIX - pour ‘’Frzanziskanerkirche, Vienne‘’
2006 - London - MALL GALLERIES - Singer & Friedlander/Sunday Times Watercolour Competition

POUBLICATIONS

1997 - THE ART PAPER - The Daler-Rowney newspaper for artists No. 11 - ''Warsaw Concerto''
1997 - Artists and Illustrators magazine XII issue 123 - "Lighting the Darkness"
1978 - THE ART PAPER - The Daler-Rowney newspaper for artists No. 14 - ''Shades of Grey''
2000 - WHO'S WHO IN ART, Twenty night edition - Biographies of leading Men and Women in the World of Art in Britain today
2001 - Il Notiziario della Accademia Internazionale d'Arte Moderna No. 51 - ''Classificati al 3° posto con medaglia di bronzo al merito''
2002 - International Artist magazine No. 26 - ''Art Prize Challenge No.10''
2004 - Painting Light and Shade by Patricia Seligman, ISBN 1-58180-448-2
2004 - The Artist's Bible by Helen Douglas-Cooper, ISBN 0-7134-8915-4
2005 - International Artist magazine No. 42 - "Devine Light"
2006 - PRATIQUE DES ARTS hors-série No. 6 - ''50 MAITRES DE L'AQUARELLE''
2010 - PRATIQUE DES ARTS hors-série No. 22 - ''LE MYSTERE DE LA LUMIERE''