Paul Thierry was born in 1960 in Dramatal (Upper Silesia). In Katowice he studied painting and graphics before continuing his education as a master student with Professor Lorenz in Bytom. Residing in Germany since 1987, the artist, who initially preferred the romantic style of painting, now turned to abstract representations. He resorts to pure colors, elementary shapes and lines, highlighted ornaments. Ethnological symbols, ancient characters, curved calligraphy, his own elaborate scripts appear in his abstract works as well as profane: Newspaper clippings, photo fragments, advertising lettering, bank bills even. All these stylistic elements in their combination have become a specific means of expression for Thierry. Not least, the viewer, each person should be reminded of his roots and virtuous traditions, which should remain a standard of value.
Goal-oriented, he built his career in Germany. He was soon established in the art scene. His works found their way into exquisite collections and are among the showpieces of public institutions. For Paul Thierry, it is the medium of monotype that continues to inspire and stimulate him. Meanwhile, there was no concrete trigger for the turn, rather it is the result of spontaneous, random experiments in the studio and thus once again evidence of his openness and his will to creative freedom.