De Mix – Ritme in de Polder

Posted on March 1, 2023

‘Ritme in de polder’ [transl. Rhythm in the polder] is the third in a series of exhibitions by De Mix in cooperation with NS, ProRail and Kunstlinie. The exhibition can be seen in Almere (the Netherlands) at the Kunstlinie and simultaneously in and around the railway station Almere Centrum.

Starting point for the exhibition was to make a personal selection of the work of Ger Dekkers (1929 – 2020) in the archives of the Nederlands Fotomuseum (Dutch Photo museum) in Rotterdam. To this beautiful work, I responded with a new collection of photographic work, all made in the province of Flevoland.

The exhibition at Kunstlinie turned out to be an engaging journey of discovery for the visitors. It ranges from the rhythmic landscapes by Ger Dekkers to the urban geometrical architecture work by myself. It is very satisfying to the eyes to see how well the work matches. Especially the installation at Kunstlinie adds to the experience because of its labyrinthian layout.

Ger Dekkers – Wood near Biddinhuizen 2 (1974)

The Dutch man-made landscape of the polder occupies a central place in Dekkers’ work. The polder is a piece of land that used to be open sea or lake and was designed to be made into dry land for housing and agriculture. The province of Flevoland is entirely created out of polders and this new land with vast open spaces and far horizons were the ideal playground for Ger Dekkers. He created images that consist of photographic sequences. In each part the point of view of the landscape is changed slightly, similar to the frames of a video. The result of this meticulous method of working is a surprising rhythmic body of work with subjects like polders, dikes, ditches and bulb fields.

The photographic work I created for this project led me to many different locations in the province. With Ger Dekkers’ concept of sequences in mind I took a fresh look at my way of watching architecture. In most of my work the sequential rhythm takes place within each composition from the repetition of the windows and other architectural elements. In some images the flatness of a facade attributes all attention to the geometrical beauty within the surface. At other times I photograph along the lines of perspective into the depth. And I also experimented more literally with Ger Dekkers’ way of creation when I went step by step around a corner of a building – intended as a special tribute to him.

Paul Brouns – left to right: Town Square | Around a Corner | Elementary Forces (2022)

12 museums, 12 railway stations, 12 cities, that is De Mix. In each of the 12 Dutch provinces De Mix organizes a duo exhibition in which historical photo collections are a source of inspiration for contemporary photographers.
> More information (in Dutch)
> Instagram

The exhibition can be seen at Kunstlinie and simultaneously at Station Almere Centrum. At the station there are two places: in the entrance hall inside of the station (until 31.01.2023) and on the outside windows (North side near bus platform). Additionally there is a walking route through the center that features several photo spots I used for my work. The folder of this route is freely available at the the ticket office of Kunstlinie or it can be downloaded right here:
> Download Walking Route Paul Brouns
> 3D Impression of the expo


Kunstlinie Almere
Esplanade 10
1315 TA Almere
The Netherlands

Exhibition Stadsforum
09.12.2022 – 09.04.2023 (Free Access)
Tuesday – Sunday 11:00 – 17:00
Also open in the evening during theatre performances
> Kunstlinie website (in Dutch)


Solo Exhibition – Busan, South Korea

Posted on February 15, 2023

My second solo exhibition in South Korea takes place in Busan, a large coastal city in the South of the country. Mo J Gallery will show a collection of my Urban Tapestries and Transformations. Most are framed archival prints and several works en mounted behind plexiglass. The exhibition opened on the 30th of January and will run until the 31rst of March and can be visited from Monday to Friday in the afternoon.


건축물에서 매력적인 모티프를 찾아 추상적 미를 탐구하는 네덜란드 사진작가의 전시가 부산 모제이갤러리에서 진행되고있습니다. 실제의 모습과 기하학적인 추상사이의 상호작용에 매력을 느낀 작가는 건축물에서 그 매력을 포착하고 작품의 주제로 가지고 왔습니다. 모제이갤러리에서 작가의 리얼리티와 추상적 형상을 함께 탐구해 보세요!
An exhibition by a Dutch photographer who explores abstract beauty in search of attractive motifs in architecture is being held at the Mo J Gallery in Busan. Fascinated by the interplay between form and geometric abstraction, the artist captured that fascination in architecture and made it the subject of his work. Explore the artist’s world of abstract shapes at Mo J Gallery!


Mo J Gallery
221ho, 33, Marine city 2-ro
Haeundae-gu, Busan, Korea

Visit the exhibition
30.01.2023 – 31.03.2023
Monday – Friday: 12:00-17:00 hrs.

>Gallery website
>Mo J Gallery on Instagram


India Art Fair 2023

Posted on February 9, 2023

India Art Fair 2023
Wonderwall Gallery
Booth: E09

NSIC Exhibition Grounds | Okhla | New Delhi
February 9th – 12th, 2023
>Website India Art Fair

Hosted by Wonderwall Gallery, I feel honored to participate at the 2023 edition of this wonderful and prestigious art fair in India. Together with the gallery curator I made a selection of 4 works of mine; Orange Levels, Autumn Sonata, Autumn Tetris and Red & Orange Variations.

This gallery, based in New Delhi, is dedicated to the art of photography. In 2018 they successfully organized my very first >solo exhibition in Asia. At the fair they will also show work by the following photographing artists: Ajay Rajgarhia | Amber Hammad | Dinesh Khanna | Hemant Chaturvedi | Mala Mukerjee | Prabir C Purkayastha | Prabuddha Dasgupta | Prarthana Modi | Raghu Rai | Ranbir Kaleka | Udit Kulshrestha | Waleed Zafar.

I look forward to hear about your visit to this fair. If you like, please share your own impressions of the fair, hopefully including my work. Please tag your photos or videos #paulbrouns and mention @paulbrouns on Instagram or Facebook. Then I may feature your impressions.

Fantastic news! Already right after the opening all four limited edition prints of mine were sold to a collector, so that is an amazing success! Let’s hope more prints of the editions will be sold to other admirers.



Art3F Paris 2023

Posted on January 20, 2023


27-29 January 2023, I will present my work at the Paris Art Fair, hosted by art3f. I will show my architecture and rhythm inspired photography, available in several sizes and limited editions.

Art3f breaks the mould of traditional contemporary art fairs by giving these cultural events a human and friendly touch. Without code, without prejudice and without complexes, art3f is a clever mix between the art of the heart, the affordable art and the most beautiful artistic representation of the moment. So many reasons to discover art with your family. > event website

Opening Times
27-29 Jan. 2023
Friday: 14:00-22:00
Saturday: 10:00-19:00
Sunday: 10:00-19:00

Paris Expo – Pavillon 5.2

Porte de Versailles
1 Place de la Porte de Versailles
75015 Paris


Solo exhibition in South Korea

Posted on August 17, 2022


From 17 August to 16 September 2022 I am having my first solo exhibition at Gallery If in Seoul.

You can see a selection of framed photographic prints on my ongoing architectural theme Urban Tapestries. The work was captured in different locations in The Netherlands, France, USA and Italy. I invite you to come and take a look at the beautifully curated collection. I look forward to receive your reactions.

Gallery If
1351F Seosunra-gil
Jongno-gu, Seoul
Republic of Korea
> Gallery website

Visiting times:
Wednesday to Sunday
From 11:00 – 18:00 hrs.


My work at the Venice Biennale

Posted on April 19, 2022

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.

Palazzo Bembo
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
The project 
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

>Website ECC
>Personal Structures
This project was made possible by

Global Virtual Editions 2021

Posted on November 12, 2021

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!

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.

Useful Links:



The Other Art Fair London 2021

Posted on October 2, 2021


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.

The Other Art Fair ticket shop is open now.
Visit The Fair Website to book tickets and use code ARTIST50 for 50% discount.

The Other Art Fair London
Old Truman Brewery
Brick Lane, London E1 6QR
14-17th October


Moscow Art Fair 2021 | Da!Moscow

Posted on May 18, 2021

Lumiere Gallery
Hall №7
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



Exhibition at BBA Gallery Berlin

Posted on May 14, 2021

Zusammen Let’s Go
BBA Gallery
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