Hello my name is Paul. I come from Rotterdam in the Netherlands. Unfortunatly I can't speak or read your language. But I red an article about this community in a dutch newspaper and I've got curious. Thanks to the google translater I have manished to make an account on Pixiv to share my work with you, and I can enjoy the work of you. Thanks for having me, cheers.
Paul Lagrouw (1970), is an obstinate artist with two great passions, Art and Music (writer). His sculptures are strong and stylish, with smooth textures and classy patines but also free and funny elements can be found in his work. Lagrouw:”The wonder of art, I think, is the human ability to take, sometimes very old forms or images out of our consciousness and create something new out of it”.
Lagrouw was schooled at Highschool Rotterdam (’93-’96). During his time there he met Anton Hoornweg, an authority in bronze casting by the "cire perdue" method, who tought Paul the principles of this discipline.
Through Hoornweg Lagrouw comes in contact with Raymond Spier and his foundry 'Studio Lemarez', where Paul starts to help out and learn in 1997. Lagrouw finds space here to try out and learn all about bronze casting.
He assisted by casting sculptures from artists as : Nicolas Dings, Ingrid Rollema, Joep van Lieshout, Marianne Naerebout and Rene Beaumont.