ARTPIL Profiles of the Arts
A Glowing Day / Koen van den Broek
Through May 4, 2018 / Gallery Baton

Koen Van Den Broek

Gallery Baton is pleased to announce Koen van den Broek’s solo exhibition, A Glowing Day, on view through May 4, 2018 in Apgujeong, Seoul. The exhibition unveils new paintings by the internationally renown artist, works that readily traverse, or question, the boundaries between abstract and figurative art.

 

Koen Van Den Broek

Koen Van Den Broek

The most notable aspect of van den Broek’s paintings are their peculiar compositions, achieved through prolonged study and effort. Having studied architecture, van den Broek holds a strong interest in spatial forms. During trips throughout Europe and the United States, the artist photographed urban scenes paying particular attention to the geometric formations and colors created by roads and by broad and often bleak landscapes.

 

Koen Van Den Broek

Koen Van Den Broek

He has built a particular visual language based upon the observation of building façades and landscapes that are often neglected or forgotten. By analyzing and recombining hundreds of snapshots, van den Broek transforms the images into an abstract forms, essentially projecting new perspectives onto the familiar landscapes.

 

Koen Van Den Broek

Koen Van Den Broek

Koen van den Broek researches the geometric architectural structures found in suburban areas: street signs, parking lots, pavement grids, asphalt cracks, shadows, interchanges, piers and road markings. All human figures are removed from these landscapes to emphasizes lines, planes, and shading. His paintings create new exotic effects far different from the original photos, particularly in his use of sweeping diagonal lines of vivid primary colors that arbitrarily intersect empty, lowly-saturated backgrounds. Although his practice references both Henri Matisse’s bold compositions and Luc Tuymans’ melancholic ambiance, van den Broek has been recognized as a painter who has developed his own unique sense of abstraction. We present the artists’ first solo show in Korea in three years, one that offers viewers a golden opportunity to discover current trends in European contemporary paintings.

 

A Glowing Day / Koen van den Broek
Through May 4, 2018 / Gallery Baton
For more information please visit the exhibition page >

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A Glowing Day / Koen van den Broek
Through May 4, 2018 / Gallery Baton

Koen Van Den Broek

Gallery Baton is pleased to announce Koen van den Broek’s solo exhibition, A Glowing Day, on view through May 4, 2018 in Apgujeong, Seoul. The exhibition unveils new paintings by the internationally renown artist, works that readily traverse, or question, the boundaries between abstract and figurative art.

 

Koen Van Den Broek

Koen Van Den Broek

The most notable aspect of van den Broek’s paintings are their peculiar compositions, achieved through prolonged study and effort. Having studied architecture, van den Broek holds a strong interest in spatial forms. During trips throughout Europe and the United States, the artist photographed urban scenes paying particular attention to the geometric formations and colors created by roads and by broad and often bleak landscapes.

 

Koen Van Den Broek

Koen Van Den Broek

He has built a particular visual language based upon the observation of building façades and landscapes that are often neglected or forgotten. By analyzing and recombining hundreds of snapshots, van den Broek transforms the images into an abstract forms, essentially projecting new perspectives onto the familiar landscapes.

 

Koen Van Den Broek

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Koen van den Broek researches the geometric architectural structures found in suburban areas: street signs, parking lots, pavement grids, asphalt cracks, shadows, interchanges, piers and road markings. All human figures are removed from these landscapes to emphasizes lines, planes, and shading. His paintings create new exotic effects far different from the original photos, particularly in his use of sweeping diagonal lines of vivid primary colors that arbitrarily intersect empty, lowly-saturated backgrounds. Although his practice references both Henri Matisse’s bold compositions and Luc Tuymans’ melancholic ambiance, van den Broek has been recognized as a painter who has developed his own unique sense of abstraction. We present the artists’ first solo show in Korea in three years, one that offers viewers a golden opportunity to discover current trends in European contemporary paintings.

 

A Glowing Day / Koen van den Broek
Through May 4, 2018 / Gallery Baton
For more information please visit the exhibition page >