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About the artist

b. 1973 in Bree, Belgium

Lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium

Koen van den Broek’s paintings investigate urban architecture and landscape constructions or details thereof. His work shows traces of human presence: circus tents, highways, bridges, sewers, pipes, fragments of houses or cars, sidewalk curbs drawn from his collection of photographs, which he takes on his countless journeys. The artist seeks out anonymity, the general rather than the specific. This relationship vis-à-vis photography is essential to his work. Playfulness, diversity, and duality – rigid delineation versus wild brush strokes, depth versus surface – are all characteristic of his work. Koen van den Broek questions the viewing schemes of photography. His paintings are anti-images, reactions against the recordings of the camera. 

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