Paul Dmoch - Video


Paul Dmoch was born in 1958 and passed away in 2016.

As a child he remembered being obsessed with light. On sleepless nights in his room he would watch the movement of car lights reflecting from the wall to the ceiling and back. Years later, he was astonished when he saw Rembrand's use of light for the first time. At the time, he also believed in fairytales, in the magical worlds he had heard about and loved to visualise them in his mind. He later went on to understood that all those worlds he created in his mind simply did not exis and was very disappointed.

When he was 12, one of his teachers helped him to discover his passion for architecture. While studying architecture, he realised that he had found what he had been looking for. As an architect, he thought he would be able to create a fantastic world with structure, where light could play on forms. Unfortunately, he soon discovered that there were many problems that had nothing to do with architecture, problems related to law, money, foolishness of investors, and so on. He became disillusioned with his career.

He had never thought of becoming an artist, but soon realised that painting would offer him the same opportunities to create his own world of light and to share his love to architecture.

Painting interiors was his greatest challenge. It was his chance to share with the entire world the 'genius locci' of the places created by human genius. He was not interested in natural subjects, those not made by human ''hands''. That's why he paint interiors, because there he could find man's glorious mind.

He especially liked to paint cathedrals. He could feel all the mystery of ''another space'', where we sometimes come, but not spend our lifetime. Inside these structures we feel small and not so important as we sometime think we are. We can see that incredible, enormous structure, filled with endless lights pouring through a stained-glass window. Ecclesiastical interiors give us a chance to contemplate our deepest thoughts. There we think no mundane thoughts - we leave them outside. There is a real border between the ''sacred'' and ''profane''. The harmony of light and darkness, showing all the beauty of details and space, make us calm and deeply happy.

For him, light and shadow was a metaphor for the everlasting battle between these two basic elements of human existence. In the contrast between light and darkness lies the secret of every human beginning.
Solo Exhibitions:

• 1985 Frankfurt - Etagengalerie der Ev. Erwachsenenbildung

• 1993 Bruxelles - Galerie Bielinska

• 1995 Bruxelles - Galerie Bielinska - Baroque et Art Nouveau

• 1997 London - PCI

• 2000 Bruxelles - Galerie Bielinska

• 2001 London - Albemarle Gallery

• 2002 Bruxelles - Galerie Bielinska

• 2004 Arnhem - Ewa Walinska Galerie

• 2004 Arnhem - Ewa Walinska Galerie - Delft

• 2005 Arnhem - Ewa Walinska Galerie - Reis door Europa

• 2006 Arnhem - Ewa Walinska Galerie

• 2007 Arnhem - Ewa Walinska Galerie - Italiaanse Beelden I

• 2008 Arnhem - Ewa Walinska Galerie - Italiaanse Beelden II

• 2009 Arnhem - Ewa Walinska Galerie - Reis door Europa

• 2010 Arnhem - Ewa Walinska Galerie - Zwanen Route

• 2011 Montreux - Galerie Boelen - Aquarelles Uniques avec Thierry Duval

• 2012 Arnhem - Ewa Walinska Galerie



Group Exhibitions:

• 1994 Bruxelles - Basilique Nationale du Sacré-Coeur de Koekelberg

• 1994 Bruxelles - Galerie Bielinska - Salon de Noël

• 1995 Bruxelles - Galerie Bielinska - Artistses de la Galerie

• 1996 Bruxelles - Galerie Bielinska - Salon de Printemps

• 1996 Bruxelles - Galerie Bielinska - Salon de Noël

• 1997 London - MALL GALLERIES - Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours -

• 1997 London - BANKSIDE GALLERY - Royal Watercolour Society Awards

• 1997 London - MALL GALLERIES - Royal Society of British Artists

• 1997 London - MALL GALLERIES - New English Art Club

• 1998 London - Gallery 27

• 1998 London - MALL GALLERIES - Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours

• 1998 London - MALL GALLERIES - Royal Society of British Artists

• 1998 Stockbridge - Wykeham Galleries - Salon de Noël

• 1998 Cambridge - Sebastian Pearson Gallery - Salon de Noël

• 1999 Stockbridge - Wykeham Galleries - Salon de Nouvel An

• 1999 Winchester - The Jaze Gallery

• 1999 London - MALL GALLERIES - Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours

• 1999 London - BANKSIDE GALLERY - Watercolour C21

• 1999 Barcelona - Drassanes - Euroart '99

• 1999 Cambridge - Sebastian Pearson Gallery - Venice

• 2000 London - MALL GALLERIES - Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours

• 2000 Paris - Chez Alice

• 2000 London - BANKSIDE GALLERY - Watercolour C21

• 2001 London - BANKSIDE GALLERY - Watercolour C21

• 2001 Bruxelles - Galerie Bielinska

• 2003 London - Battersea Park - Affordable Art Fair - Autumn Collection

• 2003 London - Enid Lawson Gallery - Salon de Noël

• 2003 Arnhem - Ewa Walinska Galerie - Salon de Noël

• 2004 London - Chelsea Old Town Hall - Chelsea Art Fair

• 2004 Bristol - The Old Passenger Shed - Affordable Art Fair

• 2004 London - Dulwich College - Dulwich Art Fair

• 2004 London - Battersea Park - Affordable Art Fair - Autumn Collection

• 2005 Bruxelles - Galerie Bielinska - Salon de Printemps

• 2005 London - Enid Lawson Gallery

• 2005 Bristol - Temple Meads - Affordable Art Fair

• 2005 London - BANKSIDE GALLERY - 21st Century Watercolour

• 2005 Canterbury - The Westgate Hall - Canterbury Art Fair

• 2005 Braintree - Cressing Temple Barns - New Anglian Contemporary Art Fair

• 2005 Paris - Fontenay sous Bois - ARTCITE

• 2005 Edinburgh - Corn Exchange - Contemporary Art Fair Edinburgh

• 2005 London - Candid Arts Trust

• 2005 Arnhem - Ewa Walinska Galerie - Salon de Noël

• 2006 London - Royal College of Art - Art on Paper

• 2006  London - Batersea Park - Affordable Art Fair - Spring Collection

• 2006 London - Chelsea Town Hall - The Chelsea Art Fair

• 2006 Bristol - Temple Meads - Affordable Art Fair

• 2006 London - Dulwich College - The Dulwich Art Fair

• 2006 Braintree - Cressing Temple Barns - New Anglian Contemporary Art Fair

• 2006 London - Battersea Park - Affordable Art Fair - Autumn Collection

• 2006 Edinburgh - Corn Exchange - Contemporary Art Fair Edinburgh

• 2007 London - Batersea Park - Affordable Art Fair - Spring Collection

• 2007 NewcastleGateshead Art Fair

• 2007 Bristol - Temple Meads - Affordable Art Fair

• 2007 Chilford Hall, Linton - The Cambridgeshire Art Fair

• 2007 Edinburgh - Corn Exchange - The Edinburgh Art Fair

• 2008 London - Batersea Park - Affordable Art Fair - Spring Collection

• 2008 Bristol - Temple Meads - Affordable Art Fair

• 2008 Linton - Cambridgeshire Art Fair - Chilford Hall Vineyard

• 2008 Edinburgh - Corn Exchange - The Edinburgh Art Fair

• 2009 Bruxelles - Tour & Taxis - Affordable Art Fair

• 2009 Bristol - Temple Meads - Affordable Art Fair

• 2009 Linton - Cambridge Art Fair - Chilford Hall Vineyard

• 2009 London - Battersea Park - Affordable Art Fair - Autumn Collection

• 2009 Edinburgh - Corn Exchange - The Edinburgh Art Fair

• 2010 Montreux - Galerie Boelen
• 1996 London - MALL GALLERIES - Singer & Friedlander/Sunday Times Watercolour Competition

• 1997 London - MALL GALLERIES - Singer & Friedlander/Sunday Times Watercolour Competition

• 1998 London - MALL GALLERIES - Singer & Friedlander/Sunday Times Watercolour Competition

• 1999 London - MALL GALLERIES - Singer & Friedlander/Sunday Times Watercolour Competition

• 2000 London - MALL GALLERIES - Singer & Friedlander/Sunday Times Watercolour Competition

• 2000 Roma - A.I.A.M - Premi della Cultura "TROFEO MEDUSA AUREA XXIII Edizione" - BRONZE MEDAL - for ''St. James's church in Antwerp''

• 2002 International Artist magazine No. 26 - Art Prize Challenge No.10 - Subject: Your Favorite Subject - THIRD PRIZE - for ''The Church of St. Jerome known as Vienna's Franciscan Church''

• 2006 London - MALL GALLERIES - Singer & Friedlander/Sunday Times Watercolour Competition
• 1997 THE ART PAPER - The Daler-Rowney newspaper for artists No. 11 - ''Warsaw Concerto''

• 1997 Artists and Illustrators magazine XII issue 123 - "Lighting the Darkness"

• 1978 THE ART PAPER - The Daler-Rowney newspaper for artists No. 14 - ''Shades of Grey''

• 2001 Il Notiziario della Accademia Internazionale d'Arte Moderna No. 51 - ''Classificati al 3° posto con medaglia di bronzo al merito''

• 2002 International Artist magazine No. 26 - ''Art Prize Challenge No.10''

• 2005 International Artist magazine No. 42 - "Devine Light"

• 2006 PRATIQUE DES ARTS hors-série No. 6 - ''50 MAITRES DE L'AQUARELLE''

• 2010 PRATIQUE DES ARTS hors-série No. 22 - ''LE MYSTERE DE LA LUMIERE''

• 2011 Compendium of Watercolour Techniques: 200 Tips, Techniques and Trade Secrets

• 2012 Le grand livre de l'Aquarelle - Secrets et confessions de 15 grands Maîtres

• 2013 L'Art De l'Aquarelle N°15 - Décembre 2012 à Février 2013

• 2013 Calendrier 2014 - l'Art de l'Aquarelle - Les œuvres des plus grands aquarellistes du monde