Paul Drissen makes paintings with casein tempera on canvas. He uses elements from the modernist tradition in an almost nostalgic way. He called his latest paintings therefore Ghostpaintings. Actually they look more like collages than classic paintings. Sometimes found cotton cloth or pure wooden lath stretchers are used as carrier for his images. Traces of corrections, some broken lines and forms recall modernist painting as a nostalgic desire.
Drissen, born in 1963 in Oirsbeek (NL), lives and works in Maastricht. After his study at the Ateliers 63 in Haarlem he started exhibiting at Art & Project Gallery. He had museum solo shows at the Bonnefantenmuseum in Maastricht , the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag and at the Stadsgalerij Heerlen in 2005, on which occasion a catalog has been published entitled Melodernia. His work has been collected by several important private and public collecions such as the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag and Stadsgalerij Heerlen.
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About Paul Drissen
Dutch, b. 1963, Amsterdam, Netherlands, based in Maastricht, Netherlands