Clemens Briels | JBP-Artist profile

Clemens Briels

International artist (Son, the Netherlands 1946) creating paintings, sculptures and glass design


Clemens Briels and Jheronimus Bosch

Clemens Briels
Heusden, The Netherlands

What I admire in Bosch is …

His unmatched phantasies, absurd brain concoctions, the amazing painting technique.

Bosch inspired me to …

Bosch inspires me to let my phantasie go to there where reality begins.

If I would be able to meet Bosch in person I would …

Ask him to teach me the technique to create those phantasies.



At the age of 18, Clemens wanted to become an artist. Went into advertising. After 25 years of working as a creative director in advertising, Clemens decided to start as an artist.

Clemens Briels calls it his “Antipodism”. Images from unknown sources. With a feeling for contrast he transforms daily themes into bold and different but pleasantly accessible images. Colorful, with obvious Latin American influences. With a lack of respect for the academic straight-jacket of perspective. Briels’ his signature is and will always be cheerful with optimistic outlook of life.

Briels’ work won him the award of Official Artist of the Olympic Winter Games in Salt lake City in 2002. He also created the official poster for the Games.



Short list of exhibitions


  • USA: New York-Chicago-Denver-Park City-Geneva-St. Fransisco-Lagolla Beach-Laguna Beach-St.Petersburg-Santa Fe-Las Vegas-Miami-Boca Raton-Palm Beach-Puerto Rico
  • Curaçao
  • Europe: Paris-Knokke-Spa-Luxemburg-Strassbourg-St.Just-Heidelberg-Mannheim-Daugard-Aarhuss-Malmö-Nordköpping-Lindköpping-Götenborg-Stockholm-Krakow-Bologna-Barcelona.
  • United Arab Emirates: Abu Dhabi-Dubai-Sharjah
  • China: Beijing-Sanghai
  • Singapore


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