Paul Raats, a renowned visual artist, was born in the scenic landscapes of The Netherlands and has been an intrinsic part of the creative space for over 15 years.
Before embarking on his artistic journey, Paul made his mark as an International Telecoms consultant, venturing into more than 52 countries, experiencing diverse cultures that would eventually influence his artistic vision. Even during his education, Paul demonstrated an exceptional prowess in various disciplines. He reached the pinnacle of cycling, shattered school records in running, and claimed the title of a chess champion, reflecting his tenacious spirit and multifaceted talents.
As a professional photographer, Paul immersed himself in capturing the essence of national and international companies, brands, agencies, and professional athletes through the lens of his camera. He still is an ambassador for Sony representing the top segment of photography. His pioneering work in drone content creation since 2009 showcased his innate openness to innovation and provided a cornerstone for his future artistic endeavors. The pivotal moment arrived in 2016 when a project associated with the Olympic Games in Japan ignited a profound passion for art within Paul. His creations from this project found homes in the Dutch Embassy in Japan and various retail outlets, endorsing the seamless fusion of art and commerce. He had the opportunity to showcase the first artworks during the Dutch Design Week in 2019 at "Arts meets Olympics" and maintained an ongoing exposition at Papendal, the national sports center where many Olympic medalists live and train.
The amalgamation of Paul's personal experiences, including the visual remnants of his extensive travels, the kaleidoscope of images he curated, and the profound impact of the loss of his parents and brother, form the crux of his artistic expression. This emotional wellspring fuels his relentless energy, unwavering motivation, and boundless inspiration to illuminate the world with his profound and captivating artwork. Today, Paul is full-time busy developing, creating, and exploring new artistic frontiers, solidifying his position as an eminent force in the contemporary art world. He creates and blends his innovative designs on new and fascinating materials, resulting in an exceptional experience.
Since 2022, he has also incorporated Artificial Intelligence, leading to the world's first commercial AI Art cover in Europe. Innovation before creation is key to him, it did even before becoming a global know artist The passion for photography and sports sis till huge and will be part of his life forever.
His dream is to have his work seen in every single country of the world. He is actively working to establish his presence in the United States, United Arab Emirates, Brazil, Italy, Spain, the UK, Germany, Japan, and China as his first target countries. Partners and investors are welcome to enable to growth he is trying to accomplish.
Ayana 187 x 125 cm
"Paul brought the artwork, personally to Switzerland and when he unpacked Ayana, we were so impressed. The details I see during the day and the night are truly amazing. I even talk to Ayana when I am alone ....."
Nikita 167 x 125
"Welcome in Paris Nikita ! Working with Paul was an absolute pleasure! He puts so much care into every detail. We are so happy with the beautiful Nikita, it's an important eye-catcher in our interior. Everybody deserves a work from Paul such beautiful and different artworks"