Paul Derrez, Derrez Paul, DOT-brooch, acrylic, 2015
Paul Derrez, Derrez Paul, DOT-brooch, acrylic, 2015

Paul Derrez, Derrez Paul, DOT-brooch, acrylic, 2015
Paul Derrez, Derrez Paul, Confetti Necklace, silver, acrylic, 2012
Derrez, milk and sugarset, 2011, finesilver
Paul Derrez, Wisselring, ring-set, 1975-2012, gold, silver, acrylic

Paul Derrez is the driving force behind Galerie Ra and sees this as his priority. Nevertheless, besides running the gallery he has created an oeuvre in jewellery design, which over the past decade also includes silver work. His Wisselring from 1975 has become a classic and is still available. Derrez often links his designs to particular social statements like his Pill-roulette brooches and Condom Monstrance. Self-taught in the art of silversmithing, he remains close to its basic techniques and the function of a design. His fine silver beakers, bowls and boxes are given a touch of colour by the addition of plastic lids or handles.