A native of Holland and a graduate of the Academie des Beaux Arts in Rotterdam, Pim Sekeris now makes his home in Montreal. Early on, he developed a keen interest in art which led him to post-secondary studies at the Academie. For several years he taught at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Concordia University, Montreal.
Three qualities distinguish Sekeris's work: the balanced composition of his paintings, a profound understanding of the principles governing the diffusion and refraction of light, and the ability to depict a wide variety of subjects in a very realistic manner and yet inject into each image, fluidity, depth and emotion. Sekeris's Dutch background and education are evident in his treatment of composition, light and detail. In many of his paintings, one can detect traces of the Dutch school of the 17th century. Sekeris's style has been described as romantic. Through his treatment of light, he creates a lyrical world in which he invites the observer to fantasize about a specific moment of the day or season represented in his paintings.
To date, his works have been shown at galleries in Holland, the U.S.A. and Canada, with solo and group exhibitions in Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, New York, Palm Springs and Amsterdam. His paintings have been commissioned by major international corporations in Canada, Great Britain, Holland, Germany, Switzerland and France.
1968 - 1973 Graduated from Academie des Beaux-Arts / Rotterdam, Holland.
Important Commissions ( Partial List)
ACL - Atlantic Container Lines (Canada)
Cadbury Schweppes Canada
Canada Post Corporation
Canada Steamship Lines
CN - Canadian National
City of Groningen (Netherlands)
City of Hamburg (Germany)
City of Quebec
City of The Hague (Netherlands)
Concordia University (Montreal)
Coopers & Lybrand (UK)
Imperial Tabacco (UK)
KLM - Royal Dutch Airlines (Netherlands)
Merck Frost Canada
Michelin Tires Canada
Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment (Netherlands)
National Film Board of Canada
Royal Dutch Shell (Netherlands)
Siemens AG (Germany)
2012 Hazelton Fine Art Galleries / Toronto, Ont.
2011 - 2012 Solo Exhibitions (4) - Museum of Fine Arts, Bourgie Hall / Montreal, Que. ( 4 Presentations at the invitation of the Montreal Chamber Music Society)
2011 Galerie Harwood / Hudson, Que.
2010 Group Exhibition - Galerie Ouest / Saint-Anne-de-Bellevue, Que.
2008 Avenue Art Gallery / Montreal, Que.
2007 Group Exhibition - Society of Canadian Artist / Montreal, Que.
2006 The Whistler Village Art Gallery / Whistler, BC.
2005 Solo Exhibition - Jacana Art Gallery / Vancouver, BC.
2004 Hoorn-Ashby Gallery / New York, USA.
2003 Group Exhibition - Canadian Guild of Crafts / Montreal, Que.
2002 Wally Findlay Galleries International Inc / New York, USA.
2001 Solo Exhibition - Robert Mede Gallery / Toronto, Ont.
2001 Solo Exhibition - Galerie Brigitte Desroches / Montreal, Que.
2000 - 2008 Galerie d’Art du Musee des Beaux-Arts / Montreal, Que.
2000 Galerie Dominion / Montreal, Que.
1999 Group Exhibition - Cobra Museum / Amstelveen, Holland.
1998 Galerie d’Avignon / Montreal, Que.
1990 Galerie France Martin / Montreal, Que.
1986 - 2000 Artbox / Amsterdam, Holland.
1985 Solo Exhibition - Kastel Gallery / Westmount, Que.
1984 Group Exhibition - Neerland Art Quebec / Montreal, Que.
1982 Solo Exhibition - Canadian Fine Arts Gallery / Toronto, Ont.
1980 Solo Exhibition - Lars Laine Gallery / Palm Springs, USA.
2014 Applied Arts Magazine
2007 Society of Canadian Artists
New York Cityscape ( Award of Excellence / First Place)
Newyork Cityscape (Award of Excellence/ First Place)
2007 Applied Arts Magazine
Series of landscapes
2006 Applied Arts Magazine
Series of oil paintings for Children’s Book
2005 Communication Arts Magazine
Series of Cityscapes (Award of Excellence)
2005 Applied Arts Magazine
Series of Cityscapes
1995 PAGE ONE Publishing Pte Ltd
Certificate of Recognition
1987 COQ D’OR de la publicite francaise