ABOUT NOP BRIEX
Paint artist, brand manager design, copy writer, instructor, graphic designer and illustrator. Driven, passionate, excited, ethusiast and open. Behind this façade Briex is a modest, well educated and social personality. Nop Briex holds a bachelor in Applied Arts and Design from the Academy of Arts Maastricht. Studying for bachelor in education (Visual Art & Design Teacher).
The work of Nop Briex often reflects memories of places, events and persons. Observed and fixed for history. Paintings, drawings, photos, collages...
Fontys FHK HBO - Arts Education, Tilburg (NL) 2018-2020
Zuyd HBO-DT5 - Art Academy, Maastricht (NL), BAA 1986-91
StLucas MBO4 - Creative Entrepreneurs, Boxtel (NL) 1982-86
Drawing and painting courses, Geleen (NL) 1973-76
Autodidact painter, since around 1965
Nop Briex started with drawing and painting already when he was eight (1973) and followed painting training for some years at the Open Public University in Geleen. From day one it was bingo. Shortwhile he set his first steps, sometimes a bit hesitating, but soon after he picked up his enthusiasm for art and drawing-painting. His work draws the attention due to his joyfull modest bright color use and his sketchy impressionistic way of approaching a certain moment or subject. After more than 40 years development those two characteristics still form the basis of his art. Briex pronounces himself powerful without decaying into tinkering.
Nop Briex is no graphic designer and illustrator who paints. It all started with painting, due to his study choice and partly due his annoyance about less well designed aircraft paint schemes en brand packaging, graphic designing and commercial illustrating came afterwards. Or maybe to put it better that his painting career began with seeing and observing. Painting and designing are two different ways to assimilate and concrete everything what he sees around. One time on paper, the other time in paint or even digital. Designing often starts with droodles which later elaborates into perfectly performed digital productions.
The young Nop Briex - born on July 10th, 1965 and raised in Beek under the smoke of the cokes factory Emma along the rim of the South Limburg hills - launched himself in his most beloved city Maastricht during the 1980ies. Holland's oldest city is an international meltingpot of art and culture in the Euregion Meuse-Rhine, in which he as an eupeptic artist tried to still his hunger to imagination and re-newal. In Maastricht he developed his own idea of socalled ‘Contemporay Impressionism’ (a new re-vival of Impressionism), rapidly painted art which reflects exactly the artist's emotion and impression of a particular moment. At first his paintings breathed not much ambiance, gradually, due his high production he learned to paint the right light, matching color balances and combinations. Many of his works which he regarded as 'bad' are overpainted or destroyed trashed at the local civic amenity site. With his onorthodox 'speed painting'-technique and similar personality Briex placed himself with one stone into the frontline of modern painting. Today he happily lives and works in Tilburg but his memories and dreams from the region he originates from and his travels still rule his works. Briex is yet not at all an international renowned paint artist though his beautiful quality works are more seen and recognized by collectors and connoisseurs.
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