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Paul Smulders - CAESURA

Slut dato: 2024-05-25

Paul Smulders
Caesura
13.03 - 25.05

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When Paul Smulders takes a new turn in his art, he does it completely and with great conviction. After more than ten years, with a focus on reflections in nature, the exhibition in Gallery NB is a total change.


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On Saturday April 13 the exhibition, Caesura has vernissage and the enormous change in Paul Smulders paintings will strike the visitors. What used to be recognizable and understandable has now changed to abstract works with a strong personal expression. Paul Smulders himself says that he works with, or perhaps more correctly, researches, the concepts described by the caesura, which have in common that they always refer to the separation between two things.

In his work, Paul Smulders particularly reflects on the physical forces of nature through his very own experimental methodology of applying paint to the canvas. In this unique process, he employs chemical reactions that reveal breathtaking details. When we scrutinize his works up close, an entirely new dimension of his art reveals itself. In his free style performance – much like an innate force of creation – he controls the flowing layers of moving paint and freezes them as snapshots of an ever changing, fluidic vision. He embraces chance as his companion in this process.


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„I observed in nature – both in the micro and macro environment – that in most natural phenomena, forces are expressed simultaneously; unforeseen factors play a very important role in their appearance and progression. There are no identical phenomena. Chance is a factor in evolution. In my studio practice, while I repeat the same process over and over, I deliberately allow flaws to take the work in new directions - that is how I achieve improvement.”

Paul Smulders lives in Amsterdam and since 1995, he has been working with Galleri NB. For both parties it has been an extremely interesting and exciting journey, where his painting has taken new turns from time and time. The changes happen at yearlong intervals and bear witness to an ambitious artist with great artistic talent, as Paul Smulders succeeds in creating convincing expressions on the canvas.


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Paul Smulders - Caesura invitation

Paul Smulders - About Caesura