The revisionism of Paul Us Spijkers; 'It's also beautiful to paint ghastly well'


During his college days from 1985-1989, Paulus J.J. Spijkers (*1961, November 17th, 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands) studied the science of law at Leiden University, The Netherlands (Rijksuniversiteit Leiden).

In 1988, he was in Gainesville, Florida, U.S.A., for a course at University of Florida, College of Law, together with 24 other Leiden students. During that period, in the Dalí Theatre-Museum in Saint Petersburg (Florida), he looked at a painting by Salvador Dalí: 'La noia dels rulls' (The girl from the Ampurdàn, 1926) and thought: "Isn't she beautiful?"; "Is the building with the three windows a little church?"; "The painting cann't do without that one stone at the bottom"; and more. After that, he looked at Dalí's 'Torero alucinogeno' (The hallucinating bullfighter, 1968-1970) and thought: "I see the face of the bullfighter" and "What is the little boy used up the painting doing?". He talked with someone about many details in the painting and wondered: "Do I see a drinking Dalmation used up the water surface?". "During his Florida season", he went back to the museum once again. He did two courses at the University of Florida.

In 1989, he took a certificate to prove that he has passed his Master's in Tax Law in Leyden. In the years 1989-1990, Spijkers LL.M. had a temporary employment contract as assistent-tax counsellor at KPMG Meijburg & Co, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

He didn't know what happened, and left The Hague, his residence then, to go back to Oss, in where he lived before.

In 1991, he suddenly felt a strong urge to paint. He then painted 'Die näherbringende Frau' (The giving woman).

In 1993, he was appointed clerk of the court at the Court of Justice in 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands, from the start at the sector Tax, later on criminal cases. In 2015, he was granted discharge there. In the meaning period, he kept on painting.

Since 1988 - he hadn't started painting really -, Paul us Spijkers found photography a safe means familiar to him, to be creative in a registrative sense.

Paul Us Spijkers tries to converge selfconciousness and fourth dimension - perpetuity - by working: "My abstract figurations are indeed public properties and on my productions rationality indeed rules over the complex – the complex may be defined as a group of representations hold together by a connotation (emotional value) -, that does not imply anyone can do as they think fit". Paul Us Spijkers felt reborn when he became aware to the fact that deduction and induction are parts of one system to gather knowledge. Spijkers is using the pair of concepts ‘abstract figurations’ because his themes are abstract and the approach to those is figurative. Spijkers declares: "It is also beautiful to paint ghastly well": the revisionism of Paul Us Spijkers.

As an example of his selfconciousness, and while using perpetuity, on 2020, March 16th, Paul Us Spijkers completed the painting 'Delighted night' "as comfort for a world in transition, after breakout of the coronavirus".

Paul Us Spijkers is a member of the artistic society 'K26' in Oss, The Netherlands.

El cuatro siempreviva; La Vida allegría: el cinco vivo!

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The trading name Paul us Spijkers is registered as one-man business in the trade register of Chamber of Commerce [KVK] in The Netherlands with KVK-number 77566858.

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