Astrid de Pauw - - Studio: Borgerstraat 24, Rotterdam, Netherlands - KvK 59500204 -

About my work

By drawing, I try to find ground in the ambiguous reality that surrounds me. I image the complexness of impressions that are close to me, with drawings, mono prints and photos. 

In drawing, a connection is made between images and emotions. In that process I explore a wider area, giving space to opposing forces that may coexist together: holding vs. releasing, beauty vs. horror, dream vs. reality. With my work I try to do justice to that complexity of life.


Drawing Centre Diepenheim, masterclass Robbie Cornelissen, Diepenheim (2017)

Willem de Kooning Academy, Bachelor of Fine Arts, drawing (2009-2012)

InHolland, University of Applied Sciences, Communication&Design (1994-1998)


Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam, Fine Art (guest lecturer, 2014)

Curator at Psynapse gallery


Everything flows (Bima Engerls)

Inside Out (group exhibition: Hans Andringa - Rogier Arents - Wilco Lamberts - Michalina Malolepsza - Niki Murphy - Astrid de Pauw - Esther Schoonhoven - Kitty van der Veer - Ilja van Vlaardingen - Martijn te Winkel)


Take Opposing Dreams Make Something Undiscovered (Peter Smink and Micheal van Kekem)

Silent Garden (Sebastian Haquin)

The Need for yellow (Nikki Murphy)

Drawings (Tamara Jungnickel)

Outlander (Marloes Aben)

Deeper than Skin (Jolanda Linssen)



Disclosure (Esther Schoonhoven)

Is She Here? (Kate Nobbs)

Far from Close (Annelies van de Greef)

Black, Blue and Thunder (Coen Janssen)

The Room Within (Alonse Ayala)

Openstudios Borgerstraat Art week Rotterdam

Production and curating Project Underground #2 (2019)

Production and curating Project Undergrand #1 (2018)

Production (2017) -

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