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. Colourfull, 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.
Briels’ work won him the award of Official Artist of the Olympic Winter Games Salt Lake City in 2002.
He created the official poster for the games.
In 2005 he was commissioned by The European Union to design a sculpture/award for the European Fashion contest.