Paul Kirps is a independent artist who works on commissions and personal projects in the field of art, illustration and visual communication. Often his projects are preceded by intense documentation whereby he photographs, salvages, compiles and collects images, signs and objects as a basis for the creation of formal data banks. Through his research he reappropriates popular imagery and elements from daily life in order to reinvent an iconographic poetic with new uses.
In 1996 he graduated in visual communication from the Écal in Lausanne (CH). Following his studies, various missions led him to work on artistic projects in Vienna, Paris, Amsterdam and Barcelona. In 2004 he founded the Atelier Paul Kirps in Luxembourg. Recent projects have focused on commissions related to the "Art in State Buildings" Program (Kunst am Bau). He collaborated with architectural studios to develop concepts for artistic installations in public buildings, providing relevant solutions to the needs of future residents and users.
Paul Kirps' work is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean in Luxembourg, the Museum für Gestaltung in Zürich, la Ville de Luxembourg, the Bibliothèque Nationale Luxembourg, the Centre National de l'audiovisuel Luxembourg and the Banque Internationale à Luxembourg.