In his artistic work, Jürgen Paas investigates the function of painting, of memory and of complexity. In doing so, he always takes the object of the painting as his starting point, which he examines, stores, deposits, duplicates, archives, and always presents in relation to the spaces he finds – almost like in a museum.

Jürgen Paas distances himself in his work from the singular image and works in series, condensations, ensembles, installations or thematizes this multiplicity in the openness of the individual image composition.
(Dr. Gabriele Uelsberg, Rheinisches Landesmuseum Bonn (D) 2016)

  • 1958 born in Krefeld
  • 1981 – 1987 Studies at the Hochschule Essen with László Lakner, Rudolf Vombeck and Franz Rudolf Knubel
  • 1991 – 1992 Studies at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts with Jan Voss, Paris
  • 1989 working scholarship of the German-French Youth Office
  • 1991 Working scholarship of the Ministry of Culture of the State of Schleswig-Holstein
  • 1991 – 1992 DAAD – one year scholarship, France u. Artist résident CREDAC, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Ivry-sur-Seine/Paris
  • 1992 Painting – 1st prize of the Ursula-Blickle-Foundation, Kraichtal u. Vienna
  • 1996 Scholarship of the Studienstiftung des Dt. Volkes for the German Study Center Venice
  • 1997 TRANSFER – Scholarship of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia
  • 2000 Formprinzip Farbe – 1st prize of the Volksbank Gelsenkirchen for painting
  • 2006 Sickingen Art Prize – 1st prize of the Kaiserslautern district for painting
  • 2012 Working scholarship of the Ministry of Culture of the State of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania for the artist house Lukas in Ahrenshoop
  • 2020 Working scholarship of the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia
  • 2022 Working grant from the Stiftung Kunstfondslives and works in Essen