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Paul Louis van den Bergh

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Roermond, The Netherlands

Birth year

Lives in
Arnhem, The Netherlands

Works in
Arnhem, The Netherlands


Otago School of Fine Arts, Dunedin, 1995, BFA

modern, surrealism, landscape, conceptual, mixed-media, figurative, abstract



My paintings and drawings suggest the nature of transition, process and progression. They depict life/forms, disparate and transient, that form societies constantly shifting and changing, combining to create fleeting moments of recognisable subjects and meaning.

The materials I use have often been gathered in the same vein. I come across some old dried-up tubes of gouache, museumboard cut-offs out of a skip from the picture framer down the street, pencils in varied states of use, etc., and rejuvenate them to create these works.
I think it is a humbling experience to observe something without fully comprehending it.
Paul Louis van den Bergh (BFA)

Born in Roermond, The Netherlands 1967. Emigrated from The Netherlands to New Zealand in 1976. Emigrated from New Zealand to The Netherlands in June 2007.

1994 First Prize:Visual Arts Section, The New Zealand Wearable Arts Awards. Finalist: The New Zealand Wearable Arts Awards Grand Prize, Nelson, NZ.
2008 WWIK Artist Stipend (Netherlands).
2009 WWIK Artist Stipend


1996 "We Fragments", Moray Gallery, Dunedin, NZ.
1997 Artworks Gallery, Wanaka, NZ.
2008 De Etalage, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


1995 Dip.Fine Arts Graduates Exhibition, The Forrester Gallery, Oamaru, NZ.
2000 Group Exhibition, "New Works", CoCA Gallery, Christchurch, NZ.
2001 Finalist, CoCA Awards, CoCA Gallery, Christchurch, NZ.
2001 Group Exhibition, "Less Is More, More Or Less", CoCA Gallery, Christchurch, NZ.
2002 Group Exhibition,"I Will Need Words", CoCA Gallery, Christchurch, NZ.
2002 Finalist: CoCA Awards,CoCA Gallery, Christchurch, NZ.
2002 "Less is More, More or Less", CoCA Gallery, Christchurch, NZ.
2003 "ACCORD", with Margriet Windhausen and Paul van den Bergh, SOCA Gallery, Auckland.
2005 "ACTIVATE:45 Contemporary Artists", CoCA Gallery, Christchurch.
2005 "GENERATIONS-The Windhausens and the van den Berghs", CoCA Gallery, Christchurch.
2006 "GENERATIONS-The Windhausens and the van den Berghs", Aigantighe Art Gallery, Timaru.
2007 "South Canterbury Artists 1854-present", Aigantighe Art Gallery, Timaru, NZ. 2007 Auction of works, Watsons Fine Art Auctions, Christchurch, NZ.
2011 "Drawing Connections" Siena Art Institute, Siena, Italy.

2011 "Onderkant Boven", Galerie De Kreek, Oosterbeek, The Netherlands.

2013 "Fremdkörper", De Etalage, Amsterdam
2013 "The Story of the Creative", Angel Orensanz Foundation for Contemporary Art, New York                                                                             


Aigantighe Art Gallery, Timaru, New Zealand.                                  

Siena Art Institute, Italy.                                                                                       

Private Collections: The Netherlands, Germany, England, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand.


1993-1995 BFA,Otago School of Fine Arts, Dunedin, NZ.


2005 "ACTIVATE:45 Contemporary Artists", CoCA Gallery, Christchurch

2006 "GENERATIONS-The Windhausens and the van den Berghs", Aigantighe Art Gallery, Timaru.

2007 "Dutch Treat", New Zealand Listener

Paul Louis van den Bergh "Tekeningen" (Drawings), June 2008.  Second publication December 2008.
Third publication May 2009.    Fourth publication November 2009.  Fifth publication January 2011.  Sixth publication "Schilderijen" (Paintings) May 2011.

Available at Boekiewoekie Artist Books, Amsterdam. Stedelijk Museum Roermond.





Recent Exhibits

Paul Louis van den Bergh participated in these exhibits:

Jul, 2013 The Story of the Creative
See Me Gallery
De Etalage Amsterdam
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Paul Louis van den Bergh has Exhibited at these venues:

See Me Gallery De Etalage Amsterdam

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