Paul Drissen, Alphabet A-O, 2018, foto: Peter Cox

His oeuvre conveys a nostalgic yearning for the modernist tradition. In paintings of casein and pigment, spatial paper collages and cuttings, he updates the abstract visual idiom of his great predecessors, such as Piet Mondriaan or Kazimir Malevich. For this, he uses improvisation as a method and explicitly incorporates chance. The result is always an image in a precarious balance, as if it could fall apart at any time, at which point the moment would be over.

Zaaloverzicht Paul Drissen. Short Cuts

Series With paint

Paul Drissen. Short Cuts is the fourth exhibition in the series With paint. In this series, the Kröller-Müller Museum presents the work of contemporary painters who consciously reflect on the art-historical tradition.


See the short film Short Cuts (2023) below, made by Paul Drissen (image) and Titus Drissen (Maastricht, 2000) (music and sound).

Paul Drissen, Alphabet A-O, 2018, photo: Peter Cox / Overview exhibition, photo: Marjon Gemmeke