The European Cultural Centre Italy invited me to present my work at the exhibition Personal Structures. This is part of the Venice Art Biennale and therefore a unique opportunity to reach a very large audience!
The exhibition will run from 23 April to 27 November 2022. In previous editions several well-known and admired artists participated like Marina Abramovich, Carl André, François Morellet and Yoko Ono.
Especially for this exhibition I created a new digital work, entitled Into the Rising Light and I want to present it, printed in large size inside of the Palazzo Bembo. This is a beautiful historic palace in the very heart of Venice. It is an iconic location near the water, not far from the famous Rialto Bridge.
Personal Structures – Reflections
Into the Rising Light has become a captivating photographic kaleidoscope, based on photographs of a contemporary hotel complex in Denmark (CABINN Apartments). The image shows a densely built, dynamic place, full of rhythm, angles and reflections. This is an associative reference to the artist’s idea of Venice with streets full of hidden corners and the omnipresent reflections by light and water.
In response to the historical context of the exhibition space, the work also subtly refers to the past. The symmetrical composition, in central perspective, is a spatial representation developed in Renaissance Italy. The color palette is a tribute to Renaissance painters such as Giotto and Girolamo Marchesi.
View my Radio Interview on the Biennale (in Dutch)
Palazzo Bembo: Riva del Carbon, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
Palazzo Mora: Strada Nova, 3659, 30121 Venezia VE, Italy
Marinaressa Gardens: Riva dei Sette Martiri, 30122 Venezia VE, Italy
23 April to 27 November 2022
Open every day 10:00 – 18:00
Closed on Tuesdays
This project was made possible by voordekunst.nl
The Other Art Fair – presented by Saatchi Art – takes art lovers across the world into a new art dimension, the third dimension that is! Immerse yourself in a new virtual fair world packed full of digital art and activities, connecting you with 200 of the very best artists and thousands of affordable artworks – no fancy headsets required!
CUTAWAY AT BUNGAROO
I was lucky to be among the artists that were selected for this worldwide digital event. I have curated my booth in the virtual space of the Cutaway, Bangaroo in Sydney Australia. Come in and take a look around and see my introduction video. All work shown is linked to the website of Saatchi Art, so purchases can be processed safely and quickly.
In this video Luke Potkin, Fair Director of the Other Art Fair in Australia, introduces my booth and work (first 5 minutes).
Get direct access to my 3D Virtual Edition booth. This link will be available until 29 November 2021.
In this video I briefly introduce my work from my studio. This video can also be seen inside of my Virtual Edition booth.
8 – 29 NOVEMBER 2021
This all digital & worldwide virtual event will be open from 8 – 29 November 2021.
There are four locations based on actual art fair venues in London, Sydney (The Cutaway), Brooklyn and LA.
You can also visit the fair according to your specific preferences in the Discovery Room. In there you choose your favorite theme or specialty and for instance see all listed photographers at the entire fair in one go.
> MAIN ENTRANCE
> MY BOOTH
> DISCOVERY ROOM
> MY WORK AT SAATCHI ART
ENJOY ART DIFFERENTLY
The Other Art Fair, presented by Saatchi Art is the UK’s leading artist-led fair, and I am excited to be returning along with them this October!
In booth 39 I will exhibit a beautiful selection of recent photographic work. And there is so much more! Get ready to experience art differently this October; meet all the other inspiring artists (over 100!), discover 1000s of artworks suiting every budget and style, and get involved in unique visitor features – it’s an art lovers dream!
14-17 October at The Old Truman Brewery, an exciting features programme will blow your mind. To name a few: a sound bath experience, a surreal treasure hunt, art from and with special guest Noel Fielding and so much much more.
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The Other Art Fair London
Old Truman Brewery
Brick Lane, London E1 6QR
Date / time
19 – 23 May, 2021
12:00 – 22.00 hrs.
The Ekaterina Cultural Foundation
Moscow, 21/5 Kuznetsky Most
Entrance from Bolshaya Lubyanka St.
From 19-23 May 2021, my work can be seen at the art fair Da!Moscow. Showing my work for the first time in Russia, I am being represented by Lumiere Gallery. It is one of the oldest galleries in Russia, specialised in the art of Photography. Their scope of interest ranges from early Soviet Constructivist photography (which happens to be a major influence on my work!) to contemporary international photography.
Printed beautifully, 5 works out of the “Urban Tapestry” series are being presented in Moscow. The gallery will also show marvelous work by Rob Woodcox, Naum Granovsky, Vladimir Lagrange and a legend of Soviet photojournalism Arkady Shaikhet with his iconic artwork “Express”, 1939.
More information (EN/RU)
> Da!Moscow website
> Lumiere Gallery on Da!Moscow
> Lumiere Gallery
Zusammen Let’s Go
May 14 – May 29, 2021
Köpenicker Str. 96 , Berlin
‘Zusammen Let’s Go’ is the title of a group exhibition at BBA Gallery in Berlin, Germany. It is part of ‘New Currents’, a series of exhibitions that features some of the gallery’s newfound artists. The exhibition highlights selections of fresh and exciting positions curated by Emily Dickinson.
I am happy that after > my digital solo exhibition for BBA Gallery last December, this time a physical exhibition is possible once again, together with a range of talented international artists.
Fire Escapism III
Depicted above and part of the exhibition is Fire Escapism III (2020). In this third of my series of New York fire escapes I isolated one section of the original building and by rotating and repeating a new architectural order is created. The series is meant as an uplifting collection to literally escape from the dreary (pandemic) reality into an imaginary world of rhythm, color and creative joy.
> More information
> View all exhibition works on Artsy
> Plan your visit
In April 2021 an exciting project was finalized in Thousand Oaks, California. For an office building I created two large compositions installed in the main area staircase and in one of the corridors. In this series you can see my compositions and some views of the installation.
The photographic works installed are “MoMA Labyrinth II” and “Sunny Side II”. Both are based on the similarly entitled “MoMA Labyrinth” (photographed at the MoMA in New York) and “Sunny Side” (shot in Rotterdam), available as limited edition prints at Saatchi Art.
The Music of Architecture
Online exhibition of Paul Brouns
BBA Gallery on Artsy.net
December 17 – December 30, 2020
I am happy and proud to announce my very first solo exhibition online on Artsy, presented by BBA Gallery, Berlin. It will be running in the last two weeks of this turbulent year. I recently teamed up with this Gallery to share my work at Artsy.
Artsy is an online platform that has teamed up with a some of the most important galleries, museums, artists’ estates, foundations, and art fairs. You can get in touch with art from any time in history, follow current events and buy art that you’re interested in.
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Introduction by BBA Gallery
Introducing Paul Brouns with his first online exclusive show with BBA Gallery for Artsy. Brouns found his voice by capturing architecture. The urban landscape proved to be an ideal playground for finding geometrical elements to use in his compositions.
Paul Brouns (1967) is a Dutch photographing artist that lives and works near Amsterdam. Observing the urban world, he is attracted by the abstract, rhythmic poetry of buildings and of façades in particular. He clearly concentrates only on particular elements of architecture, such as the rhythm of windows and the colour of wall surfaces.
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This is great news! Today 10 November 2020 it was announced that my photographic work was chosen to be the winning entry for this year’s Colors contest of All About Photo. ‘Afterglow’ (shown above) is the featured winning image. Part of the award is that my portfolio will be featured in the next All About Photography Magazine (now in preparation) and the attractive cash prize of $500.
More about the competition and the other winning entries you can find using THIS LINK
FMS-Magazine has featured an interview with me. In the article I talk about my work and my creative journey of life.
Paul Brouns is an artist, who is intrigued by the geometry and rhythm in architecture, and uses photography as a medium for creating art. “I am creating a body of work that is offered in limited edition prints, mostly not more than five or eight prints per image in three basic sizes (small, medium and large). I sell these through a couple of galleries in different countries (Holland, the US, India, and South Korea) but also directly at art fairs in Amsterdam, London, New York and Tokyo.”
“My fondness of using my imagination when drawing at home, in time, has evolved into creating new realities out of my photographic material in my studio.”
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE
UNFORTUNATELY THE OTHER ART FAIR IN LONDON HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO CORONA VIRUS PRECAUTIONS.
THE FAIR WILL PROBABLY BE RESCHEDULED TO AUGUST. I WILL CREATE AN UPDATE AS SOON AS NEW INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE.
I am very pleased to return to The Other Art Fair in London, presented by Saatchi Art. On 19-22 March, hosted at the Old Truman Brewery in Shoreditch, the fair will present 140 talented emerging and independent artists along with a unique and immersive program of features. The Fair showcases works hand-picked by a Selection Committee of art world experts.
I will personally present a series of photographic work, all about rhythm, colour and architectural geometry in different sizes. Please be welcome and meet me in stand number 52.
Dates: 19-22 March, 2020
Location: The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London, E1
My booth number: 52
More information The Other Art Fair