He calls it his antipodism. Images from unknown sources. With a feeling for contrasts he transforms daily themes into bold and different but pleasantly accessible images. Colorful, with obvious Latin American influences. With a lack of respect for the academic straightjacket of perspective. Briels is a sculptor, painter, creates glass sculptures and designs furniture. But his signature is and will always be the cheerful and optimistic outlook on life.
His successful exhibitions, one closely followed by the next, have been held in Europe, North America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, Singapore and a museum exhibition in Shanghai, August 2008. Multinationals request his collaboration when they want to present themselves by means of art. His commissioning parties in the Netherlands and abroad have included Ford Automotive Group, Philips, ABN Amro, Fortis, Pfeizer, Sarah Lee, DSM Chemicals, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Holland Casino and others.
Briels’ work won him the award of Official Artist of the Olympic Winter Games held in Salt Lake City in 2002.
He also created the official poster for the games.
Briels also donates his artworks to be sold at auction to support many Dutch and International charities