Paul Brouns

Paul Brouns

Almere-Stad, Flevoland, Netherlands

About Paul Brouns

Paul Brouns (1967) is a photographing artist living near Amsterdam. Observing the urban world, he is attracted by the abstract, rhythmic poetry of buildings. Available in limited editions, his work has been exhibited worldwide and sold to collectors, ranging from Tokyo, Seoul and New Delhi, to New York, London and Amsterdam.

In the series "Urban Tapestries" façades are captured frontally, filling the entire composition. Because of their simplicity and shallow depth, attention is drawn to rhythm, colour and light on the surfaces.

Its counterpart is the "Perspective Play" series. In these works visual depth and converging lines of perspective are used to fill the image plane with repeating elements. In both series sometimes photographic images are manipulated. Expanded surfaces and enhanced feelings of scale give the work a hypnotic attraction.

Education

1985-1990 Academy of Fine Arts
Tilburg, the Netherlands
Specialties: Painting, Drawing, Photography

Events

2021 Photography Commission 1000 Oaks California
2021 Full page feature in Saatchi Art Spring catalog.
2021 2nd place & honorable mentions Color Awards
2021 Interview at All About Photo Magazine
2020 First Prize in All About Photo Colors Contest
2020 Work featured in Saatchi Art Holiday Catalog
2020 All About Photography Magazine featured portfolio and work on cover page
2020 Featured in Saatchi Art Holiday Catalog
2020 1st Prize All About Photography Magazine
2020 Featured in Saatchi Art Fall Catalog vol 1 & 2
2020 Silver at MIFA (Moscow international photography awards)
2020 FMS-Magazine Interview “Creative Amsterdam: Paul Brouns, photographic artist”
2020 Blog Article in Traits D'Co (in French)
2020 (Jan.) India Art Fair, New Delhi India.
2019, 7-10 Nov.: presenting my work in Brooklyn New York - The Other Art Fair (USA)
2019, 28-29 Sept. Present at exhibition City Archive, Almere (Netherlands)
2019 (August) Featured Article magazine "Fotografisch Geheugen"
2019 (August) Artist's page World of Interiors, UK
2019 (June) Opening of exhibition in Almere, The Netherlands
2019 Saatchi Art Canvas Blog
2019 Concrete Melodies, article on my work, The Sunday Guardian, New Delhi India.
2019 Catalogue "Little Treasures", Italy
2019 Present at The Other Art Fair, London (UK)
2019 International Color Awards - 1st Place Outstanding Achievement in Architecture
2019 Publication book 'Chromatic Awards 2018'
2019 Award Best image of 2018 - Flickr.com
2018 Publication book "The Music of Architecture"
2018 4x Prize winner Chromatic Awards: two 1st, one 2nd, one honorable mention
2018 2x silver awards at the Moscow International Fotography Awards
2018 Profile article in IDEIA magazine (Brazil)
2018 Portfolio in Get Inspired Magazine getinspiredmagazine.com (September issue)
2018 Fine Art Photography Awards - 3rd Place winner - 'Photo Manipulation' & Nominee finalist 'Abstract'
2018 International Color Awards - 2x Honorable Mentions
2017 Interview on Dutch Television
2017 Award of Excellence - Bologna (Italy)
2017 Publication catalog "Little Treasures"
2017 Essentie III, Den Helder (Netherlands)
2017 Group Exhibition at Rietveld House, Utrecht (Netherlands)
2017 'Essentie I, II' - Travelling group exhibition in the Netherlands inspired by 100 years 'De Stijl'.
2016 Portfolio in Opticks Magazine (nr. 21 / autumn)
2016 Featured articles on Art Narratives
2016 Instagram for Business - Photowalk Utrecht (NL)
2016 KunstRAI / Amsterdam Art (1 - 5 June)
2016 International Color Award Winner: twice Second Place (abstract and architecture) and 2 additional honorable mentions (professional photographers).
2016 Work selected for Gallery Madrid (Spain)
2016 Publication in Holland Herald
2016 (10-14 Feb) Contemporary Art Fair, Rotterdam (NL)
2016 Jan: Noord Brabants Museum - competition winner 'Van Gogh theme'.
2015 Dec: Art-Alert magazine: Cover image and article
2015 Nov.: Van Gogh Competition Winner - Noordbrabants Museum (NL)
2015 Nov.: Moscow International Foto Awards: 2 honorable mentions.
2015 Okt.: London International Creative Competition, 2 honorable mentions.
2015 July-August: feature interview article in magazine Fotografie (NL) - see it on paulbrouns.com
2015 Blog feature on Cultation.com
2015 LAB Magazine featured article
2015 Contemporary Art Fair, Rotterdam
2015 Realism Art Fair, Amsterdam
2014 Work in stock at Fotogalerie Utrecht (NL)
2014 Instagramers Gallery Award
1995 5 Years Cum Laude - featured art in catalogue
1994 Zichtbaar Eindeloos - book with featured chapter
1990 Bex Brouns Tramper Van de Vrie - Own publication with three colleagues (limited edition with photography)

Exhibitions

Current / Upcoming:
2021 (May 14-29) BBA Gallery Berlin (Germany)
2021 (May 19-23) Da!Moscow, Moscow (Russia)
2021 Anew.Gallery Tel Aviv (Israel)
2021 (October) The Other Art Fair, London (UK)

Past:
2020 December Online exhibition at Artsy, BBA Gallery Berlin
2020 New Delhi online exhibition, New Delhi (TAP India)
2020 (July-August) Almere, De Nieuwe Bibliotheek
2019-2020 Almere City Archive (photography commission), Almere (Netherlands)
2020 India Art Fair, New Delhi (India)
2019 The Other Art Fair, Brooklyn New York (USA)
2019 The Other Art Fair, King’s Cross, London
2019 Galleria De Marchi, Bologna (Italy)
2019 The Other Art Fair, London (UK)
2019 India Art Fair, New Delhi (India)
2018 Solo exhibition “The Music of Architecture”, New Delhi (India)
2018 Ateneo de Madrid (Spain)
2018 Featured work at the Moscow International Fotography Awards (two silver awards)
2018 Rietveld house, Erasmusweg Utrecht (Netherlands)
2017 Gallery De Marchi, Bologna (Italy)
2017 Essentie III, Den Helder (Netherlands)
2017 Essentie II, Heusden (Netherlands)
2017 Shibuya Hikarie, Tokyo Art Fair (Japan)
2017 Essentie, Utrecht (Netherlands)
2017 WPPI, Las Vegas (USA)
2017 Imaging USA, San Antonio TX (USA)
2016 PhotoKina Photography Fair, Cologne (Germany)
2016 Affordable Art Fair Seoul (South Korea)
2016 Group exhibition - Tilburg University (NL)
2016 KunstRAI / Amsterdam Art (1 - 5 June)
2016 (10-14 Feb) Contemporary Art Fair, Rotterdam (NL)
2015-2016 Duo exhibition in Fotogalerie Utrecht (NL)
2016 Realisme Art Fair, Amsterdam (NL)
2015 'Mijn Vincent' NoordBrabants Museum Den Bosch (NL)
2015 Group exhibition Fotogalerie Utrecht (NL)
2015 KunstRAI Art Fair, Amsterdamj