Union of Diversity
DESCRIPTIONFor me as an admirer of façades, Omnizorg in Apeldoorn (NL) is a very nice complex. The building's destination is a shelter for the homeless, drug addicts and people with psychiatric disorders. In addition to this noble function, the façade also expresses a bright and uplifting playfulness through the colourful window shutters in many different positions in combination with the reflective / glazed surface of the bricks.
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.