Bio | CV

I am a photographing artist based in The Netherlands. In 1990 I graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Tilburg specializing in photography, painting and drawing. Since the development of digital photography my camera and computer have become my main tools for creation. Because of my fascination with patterns, music scores, systems of writing and other graphic structures, my work always has been inhabited by geometric shapes, lines and rhythm. My current passion is the abstract beauty of architecture. Through my photographic compositions I hope to inspire and touch people’s souls.

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

2023 (Jun) Solo Exhibition, Mo-J Gallery, Seoul (S-KOR)
2023 (Jun) NockNock Art Fair, Amsterdam (NL)
2023 (Jan-April) Solo Exhibition, Mo-J Gallery, Busan (S-KOR)
2023 (April) Art Moscow Fair (RU)
2023 (Mar-Apr) The Other Art Fair, Los Angeles (USA)
2022-2023 (Dec-Apr) Duo Exhibition with Ger Dekkers, The Mix, Almere (NL)
2023 (Feb) India Art Fair, New Delhi (IN)
2022-2023 (Oct-Feb) Solo Exhibition, Lumiere Gallery, Moscow (RU)
2023 (Jan) Art3F Paris (FR)
2022 (Dec) Seoul Art Show, Gallery If (S-KOR)
2022 (Apr-Nov) Venice Art Biennale, Personal Structures, Venice (IT)
2022 (Aug-Sept) Gallery If, Seoul (S-KOR)
2022 Jun, The Other Art Fair, New York (USA)
2022 (28 Apr-1 May) India Art Fair, New Delhi (IN)
2022 (Mar) First Art Fair, Amsterdam (NL)
2022 (Feb-Mar) House of Lucy (HU)
2021 (Dec) Barcelona Art Fair (ES)
2021 (Nov) The Other Art Fair – Worldwide Virtual Edition
2021 (Oct) Annual Paris Photo Prize Exhibition
2021 (Oct) The Other Art Fair, London (UK)
2021 (Sept) Cosmoscow Art Fair, Moscow (RU)
2021 (Sept) MIFA winners exhibition, Moscow (RU)
2021 (May) Da!Moscow, Moscow (RU)
2021 (May) BBA Gallery Berlin (Germany)
2021 Anew.Gallery Tel Aviv (Israel)
2020 (Dec) Online solo exhibition at Artsy, BBA Gallery Berlin (DE)
2020 New Delhi online exhibition, New Delhi (IN)
2020 (July-August) De Nieuwe Bibliotheek, Almere (NL)
2019-2020 Almere City Archive (photography commission), Almere (NL)
2020 India Art Fair, New Delhi (IN)
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
2023 1st Prize International Color Awards (USA)
2022 Photography commission by The Mix Netherlands, resulting in exhibition
2022 Article and cover featured in Euclides magazine (NL)
2022 Featured article and cover in Globus Rivista Magazine (IT)
2022 Illustrated interview in newspaper De Limburger
2022 Several silver, bronze and honorable mentions, Paris Photo Prize PX3
2022 Saatchi Art Spring catalog – Featured 2 page article
2022 Radio Interview Omroep Flevoland: see it here
2022 Voordekunst – Successful crowdfunding campaign: see it here
2022 Fine Art Photography Awards – 5x nominated
2022 Globus Rivista magazine (IT) – cover image, multiple featured pages and article
2022 The Other Avatars – NFT project Saatchi Art
2022 The Guardian – featured image in article on Budapest Photo Awards.
2022 Bored Panda – featured image in article on Budapest Photo Awards.
2022 Color Awards 2022: 2nd prize and 3 honorable mentions
2021 Chromatic Photography Awards, 2nd prize (Abstract) and 3 honorable mentions
2021 Onsite Commission (mural) Milwaukee (USA)
2021 Fira Barcelona, award for best in Photography
2021 Budapest International Foto Awards, 2nd prize
2021 PX3, Paris: Second prize (professional / architecture) and 2 gold awards
2021 Interview in C.A.K.E. (Contemporary Art Keen Enthusiast), UK
2021 MIFA (Moscow International Photography Awards): Second prize (professional / architecture) and gold award.
2021 Two commissions, large onsite works in Thousand Oaks California, USA
2021 International Color Awards: 2nd place (abstract) and several honorable mentions
2021 Interview at All About Photo Magazine
2020 First Prize in All About Photo Colors Contest
2020 Work featured in Saatchi Art Fall Catalog vol 1 & 2
2020 PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris, Bronze & Honorable Mention
2020 Silver award at MIFA (Moscow International Photography Awards)
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)
1990 Graduation at Academie voor Beeldende Vorming, Tilburg (NL). Painting, drawing and photography.