Works on Paper by Koen van den Broek at The Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp

. January 24, 2010 . 0 Comments

From 30 January to 16 May 2010, SMAK, the Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art in Ghent, will be holding a retrospective exhibition of paintings by Koen van den Broek (°1973, Bree).

Almost concurrently, the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp will, for the very first time, be showcasing his work on paper. The pieces included in this exhibition are works in their own right, not studies for other paintings. Moreover, it is very recent work, created in 2009 during stays in the South of France and Los Angeles.

In this fine selection of around twenty paintings, Van den Broek shows himself to be a master colourist. The subject matter is often anonymous, almost trivial, and it tends to convey a sense of transience, yet in combination with the unusual framing and Van den Broek’s swift style, these compositions of line and colour assume a mysterious and intriguing quality.

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