The Netherlands , b. 1950
Trained in goldsmithing and design, Paul Derrez has been creating jewellery and objects since the 1970s. In 1976 he founded the internationally renowned Galerie Ra in Amsterdam and has been a leading light in contemporary jewellery ever since. His work encompasses jewellery and objects accented by the use of bright acrylics. His diverse body of work has seen him travel internationally as both a lecturer and exhibiting artist, taking part in numerous exhibitions including 2012’s Unexpected Pleasures at the NGV Melbourne and the Design Museum London. His work is included in the public collections of the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto.