Paul Buijs
Artist / Photographer

Young, reckless and fresh from the Arnhem art academy, Paul Buijs (1982) went in order to find a suitable subject for his graduation project, where no other student would follow; the shady underworld of gay darkrooms and sex parties. Hovering unsettlingly between fiction and reality, documentary style and art photography, Buijs’ work is of an unedited realism. What normally stays in the shades is now brightly lit up in an uncomfortable, confronting way. It reveals a curious and previously unexamined aspect of the gay scene, and provides a window into the collision of the club life, kinky sex and dark cellars that color the streets of Amsterdam.


(Selection from 2016 till present)

Zic Zerp (Rotterdam)
Group Exhibition
(May-June 2018)

Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal
Group exhibiton
(February 2017)

Los Angeles (selection)
Different group exhibitions in LA. Queer Biennial II, Antebellum Gallery Hollywood, DTLA Proud festival, Artist Corner Gallery (exhibitions between january 2016 and september 2018)

LA Photo 2016
Group Exhibition
Artist Corner Gallery
(January 2016)

2018: Pornceptual Magazine (Germany, England)
2018: Mein Schwules Auge 13 (Germany)
2016: Mein Schwules Auge 11 (Germany)
2014: Crooked Fagazine (Canada)
2013: Et Alors? (Belgium)
2013: GUP 2013 New Photography (Holland)

Tom Of Finland Foundation Los Angeles 2015
Tom Of Finland emerging artist competition
2nd place photography category

Leslie Lohman Museum NYC 2014
Since March 2014 one of my pictures is in the collection of Leslie Lohman. My books SOS and Deleyla are in the library of the museum