Paul Drissen, Short Cuts: 15 July – 14 January 2024

On July 15 the solo exhibition Short Cuts by Paul Drissen opened at the Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo. The exhibition gives an overview of about 20 years work. A similar titled catalogue has been published on this occasion. The exhibition will be on view until Jnauary 14, 2024. 

Interview with Paul Drissen: 23 November – 23 November 2018

On the occasion of the exhibition The Present, Present, Present by Paul Drissen at Slewe Gallery from November 23 until December 220, you can listen to an interview with the artist realized by art critic Robert van Altena on Drissen's newest works on line or you can download it as a podcast.

Amsterdam Art Weekend 2018: 22 November – 25 November 2018

Slewe Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition THE PRESENT, PRESENT, PRESENT by Paul Drissen during Amsterdam Art Weekend 2018. Drissen shows recent works, he made between 2014 and 2018. The present, the actual moment, is difficult to catch in painting, since each aspect of the medium always reflects the past. The exhibition opens Friday November 23 during the Amsterdam gallery opening night and will run through December 22.

Paul Drissen makes colourful paintings with casein tempera on canvas. He uses elements from the modernist tradition in an almost nostalgic way. Therefore, he used to call his paintings Ghostpaintings. His newest works are more collages than classic paintings. Cut-out and folded colour paper and found cloth are playfully pinpointed as ‘moments’ in a cardboard archival box. A composition trying to find a way out of the past.

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 The Hague, and at the Stadsgalerij Heerlen in 2005, on which occasion a catalogue was published entitled Melodernia. His work has been collected by several important private and public collections such as the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Bonnefantenmuseum in Maastricht, Gemeentemuseum The Hague and Stadsgalerij Heerlen. 

Amsterdam Art Weekend: 24 November – 27 November 2016

Slewe Gallery participates at the fifth edition of Amsterdam Art Weekend from Thursday November 24 through Sunday November 27, 2015 with extended opening hours of the gallery.

During Amsterdam Art Weekend the exhibition Works on paper by Callum Innes, Dan Walsh, Ian Davenport, Paul Drissen and Steven Aalders will be on view at the gallery.

Friday November 25 and Saturday November 26 the gallery will be open from 12 am until 8 pm, Sunday the gallery will open from 12 am to 6 pm. 

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Paul Drissen at Bonnefantenmuseum: 15 April – 20 November 2016

A work by Paul Drissen has been included in thh collection display at the Bonnefantenmuseum specially curated by Gerlach and Koop. 

Paul Drissen at Cultuurcentrum Hasselt: 25 November – 10 January 2016

Dré Devens, Paul Drissem & Nico Yerna
Three artists from Maastricht at the Cultuur Centrum Hasselt.

From November 25 through January 10, 2016 work by Paul Drissen will be on view at the Cultuurcentrum Hasselt as part of a group exhibition along with Dré Devens and Nico Yerna from Maastricht. 

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Paul Drissen at SEA Foundation, Tilburg: 10 October – 15 November 2015

From October 10 until November 15 Paul Drissen will have a single artitst exhibition at the SEA Foundation in Tilburg, entitled boogje boogje lijn lijn kleur vlak punt.The exhibition has been curated in collaboration with Paula van den Bosch and will show his collages. 

SEA Foundation invited Paul Drissen to show his work in the transparent room of Project Space Tilburg. After a few conversations, Drissen did a surprising and bold proposal. He aimed at developing an exhibition in dialogue with art historian and curator Paula van den Bosch, his partner for 25 years. Although very familiar with each other's practices and beliefs, a formal cooperation had not been done before. 

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Paul Drissen at ACEC : 18 May – 14 June 2015

Paul Drissen particpates at Abstract Wall Paintings, a group exhibition at ACEC in Apeldoorn from May 18 through June 14, 2015. He made specially a work for this occasion. Please visit for more information and opening times

Amsterdam Drawing 2013: 19 September – 22 September 2013

Slewe Gallery is pleased to particpate at the second edition of Amsterdam Drawing,  a new art fair in Amsterdam Noord, especially dedicated to original works on paper, from September 19 through 22, 2013.

Slewe will exhibit new drawings by Adam Colton, Dan Walsh, Domenico Bianchi, Jan Roeland, Krijn de Koning, Paul Drissen and Steven Aalders.

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Address: NDSM werf, Neveritaweg 6, 1033 WC Amsterdam-Noord.
Visiting hours: Thursday 19 -Saturday 21 September 11.00 - 19.00 hrs, Sunday 22 Sept. 11.00 -17.00 hrs

Paul Drissen at Bonnefantemuseum: 2 October – 27 January 2013

From October 2, 2012 through January 27, 2013 two paintings by Paul Drissen are on view at the Bonnefantenmuseum in Maastricht as part of the exhibition On a Clear Day, Works from the Collection, curated by museum curator Paula van den Bosch. 

Telling Stories, Aktuele Kunst Hengelo: 10 June – 22 July 2012

Gallery artists Steven Aalders, Adam Colton, Peter Davis, Paul Drissen Michael Jacklin, Martina Klein and Krijn de Konig participate at the exhibition Telling Stories ...  at Aktuele Kunst Hengelo from June 10 until July 22, 2012. A selection of works from the private collection of Marcel Schroeten and Reyn van der Lugt will be on show, curated by Let Geerling.

Paul Drissen, Mondriaanhuis, Amersfoort: 29 January 2012

Paul Drissen is particpating at the by Gijs Frieling curated group show Evolutie at the Mondriaanhuis, Amersfoort, from January 29 until May 13, 2012