Paul Beumer (1982) received his BFA from the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague and completed a two-year residency at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam. Recent solo exhibitions include In the shade of the elms and willows, my friends drink until they are inspired at Goethe Pavillon, Palais Schardt, Weimar, Dry Landscape at the Chinese European Art Centre (CEAC) in Xiamen, China, I won’t have the luxury of seeing scenes like this much longer at Dürst Britt & Mayhew and Tomorrow’s Harvest at Bosse & Baum in London. He participated in major group exhibitions at the Van Nelle Fabriek in Rotterdam (2014), the Rijksakademie Open Studios in Amsterdam (2013 and 2014), Museum De Paviljoens in Almere, Netherlands (2012) and the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague (2010). In 2009 he was nominated for the Royal Prize for Contemporary Painting. Work by Beumer is held in private and public collections, including the AKZO Nobel Art Foundation, Amsterdam; the collection of the District Court of Law, Amsterdam; and the KRC Collection, Voorschoten, Netherlands.