2nd Place winner
From Rubik to Kubrick
DESCRIPTIONThe original building in this composition is the Maciachini Center in Milan, Italy. It is an office complex that has a very engaging rhythm and colorful intensity. Looking up onto one of the façades I particularly loved the different sections of multicolored window screens that were open and closed. By repeating this façade four times an atrium is created, in which the asymmetrical division becomes more balanced. The title refers to two associations I had with the resulting work: with the geometrical puzzle object known as Rubik’s cube and the futuristic and visually haunting worlds created by movie director Stanley Kubrick.
AUTHORPaul Brouns was born in 1967 in Ittervoort, a small village in the south of the Netherlands.
He studied art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Tilburg (Academie voor beeldende vorming). After his graduation (Cum Laude, 1990) he started exhibiting paintings and graphic prints.
In the 1990s he was also one of the first artists to employ graphic computer electronics as a tool to create art. Around this time Paul Brouns also became more and more interested in graphic design. In 2008 he started working as a freelancer in order to free up more time for his artistic ambitions.
Inspired by the new possibilities in digital photography, in recent years he has concentrated mainly on this new medium. Because of his ongoing infatuation with geometrical patterns, repetition and luscious colours, he has developed his personal approach to architectural photography. This work resembles his early abstract work, but through photography it is more strongly linked to the world as he observes it.
His work is available in certified limited editions and is bought regularly by art collectors worldwide.