Bio | CV

Paul Brouns (1967) is a Dutch artist that lives and works near Amsterdam. In 1990 he successfully graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Tilburg (NL), specialising in painting, drawing and photography.

His first exhibitions featured painted compositions as well as computer graphics. Working also as a graphic designer, Paul Brouns was introduced to advanced image editing.

With the advent of digital photography he developed a personal approach to architectural photography. His work is full of geometrical patterns, repetition and luscious colours. It is exclusively available in limited editions.

“Rhythm, color and geometry are recurring themes in my photographic work and architecture has proven to be an ideal subject for this. As a photographer
I am attracted by the abstract, rhythmic expression of buildings and I strive to visualise this aspect as purely as possible.
Central in my work is the creation of a feast of dancing shadows, sunlit reflections or colour combinations that hopefully will visually enchant you.”

Paul Brouns

Academy of Fine Arts, Tilburg, the Netherlands (1985 – 1990)
Specialties: photography, painting, drawing, graphic art.


2020 (October) London, The Other Art Fair
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 (UK)
2019 Gallery De Marchi, Bologna (Italy)
2019 The Other Art Fair – Brick Lane, 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 Tokyo Art Fair, Shibuya Hikarie, Tokyo (Japan)
2017 Essentie I, Utrecht (Netherlands)
2017 WPPI, Las Vegas (USA)
2017 Imaging USA, San Antonio TX (USA)
2016 Photokina, Cologne (Germany)
2016 Affordable Art Fair Seoul (South Korea)
2016 KunstRAI, Amsterdam
2016 Group exhibition Tilburg University (Netherlands)
2016 Instagramers Gallery, Madrid (ES)
2016 (10-14 Feb) Contemporary Art Fair, Rotterdam (Netherlands)
2015-2016 Duo exhibition in Fotogalerie Utrecht (NL) Extended
2016 Realisme Art Fair, Amsterdam (NL)
2015 ‘Mijn Vincent’ NoordBrabants Museum Den Bosch (NL)
2015 Group exhibition Fotogalerie Utrecht (NL)
2015 KunstRAI Art Fair, Amsterdam

2020 FMS-Magazine Interview “Creative Amsterdam: Paul Brouns, photographic artist”
2020 Article (in French) in Le Blog “Traits d’Co Magazine”
2019 Featured article in BEWARE, French online magazine
2019 Featured article in magazine “Fotografisch Geheugen”
2019 Artist’s page World of Interiors, UK
2019 Present at The Other Art Fair London
2019 International Color Awards – 1st Place Outstanding Achievement in Architecture
2019 Saatchi Art Canvas Blog
2018 Double 1rst Prize and 2nd Prize winner at Chromatic Photo Awards
2018 Profile article & interview in IDEIA magazine (Brazil)
2018 Portfolio in Get Inspired Magazine (September issue)
2018 2x silver awards at the Moscow International Fotography Awards
2018 Fine Art Photography Awards – 3rd Place winner – ‘Photo Manipulation’ & Nominee finalist ‘Abstract’
2018 International Color Awards: Honorable mention in the abstract category
2018 International Color Awards: Honorable mention in the architecture category
2017 TV interview on Dutch local Television
2017 Award of Excellence – Bologna (Italy)
2017 Publication catalog “Little Treasures”
2017 Essentie III, Den Helder (Netherlands)
2017 International Color Award: 2x honorable mentions (professional photographers)
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 International Color Award Winner: 2x Second Prizes 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 Finalist – 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) – read it here (in Dutch)
2015 Blog feature: “Paul Brouns: Swinging Urban Rhythm” on
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’ – art in Tilburg (1945-1995) by Ulco Mes – featured chapter
1990 Bex, Brouns, Tramper, Van de Vrie – Own publication with three colleagues (limited edition with photography)