Koen van den Broek Belgium, b. 1973

Overview

Koen van den Broek (b.1973) has been recognized as a painter who has developed his own unique sense of abstraction with distinctive oil paintings of the modern urban landscape. He researches the geometric architectural structures found in suburban areas: street signs, parking lots, pavement grids, asphalt cracks, shadows, interchanges, piers and road markings. His paintings create new exotic effects far different from the original photos that he took by himself, particularly in his use of sweeping diagonal lines of vivid primary colors that arbitrarily intersect empty, lowly-saturated backgrounds. He has built a particular visual language based upon the observation of building facades 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.

Works
  • Koen van den Broek, BB King I , 2021
    BB King I , 2021
  • Koen van den Broek, Blue Rhythm , 2021
    Blue Rhythm , 2021
  • Koen van den Broek, Composition in Depth , 2021
    Composition in Depth , 2021
  • Koen van den Broek, Silver Lining, 2021
    Silver Lining, 2021
  • Koen van den Broek, Stovepipe Shelter , 2021
  • Koen van den Broek, Wanderlust#1, 2021
    Wanderlust#1, 2021
  • Koen van den Broek, Wanderlust#2, 2021
    Wanderlust#2, 2021
  • Koen van den Broek, Cliff , 2020
  • Koen van den Broek, Green Holiday, 2020
    Green Holiday, 2020
  • Koen van den Broek, Korean Friendship Bell Playground, 2020
    Korean Friendship Bell Playground, 2020
  • Koen van den Broek, Lock Down, 2020
  • Koen van den Broek, Manage, 2020
    Manage, 2020
  • Koen van den Broek, Palos Naranjas , 2020
  • Koen van den Broek, Serra Under the Rainbow , 2020
  • Koen van den Broek, Shaded , 2020
  • Koen van den Broek, Terrace , 2020
    Terrace , 2020
  • Koen van den Broek, The Beast , 2020
    The Beast , 2020
  • Koen van den Broek, Tribute to Hopper , 2020
  • Koen van den Broek, Walkway , 2020
    Walkway , 2020
  • Koen van den Broek, Guard House, 2018
    Guard House, 2018
  • Koen van den Broek, L.A. Music Center, 2018
    L.A. Music Center, 2018
  • Koen van den Broek, Savory St., 2017
    Savory St., 2017
  • Koen van den Broek, Leaves (Red Border), 2016
    Leaves (Red Border), 2016
  • Koen van den Broek, Cut Away #3, 2015
    Cut Away #3, 2015
  • Koen van den Broek, Office, 2015
    Office, 2015
  • Koen van den Broek, Waves #1, 2015
    Waves #1, 2015
  • Koen van den Broek, Floating Shadow, 2014
    Floating Shadow, 2014
  • Koen van den Broek, Torque #42, 2014
    Torque #42, 2014
  • Koen van den Broek, Madonna, 2013
    Madonna, 2013
  • Koen van den Broek, Torque #3, 2013
    Torque #3, 2013
  • Koen van den Broek, Yacht, 2011
    Yacht, 2011
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