Koen van den Broek
Born in 1973 in Bree, Belgium; lives and works in Antwerp.
Ever since his student days, van den Broek has travelled constantly: around Europe, to the USA, Mexico and even to Korea. Always with his camera close to hand. He takes photos, a lot of photos, which all depict the same subject: human’s intervention on the landscape. Van den Broek developed a fascination for desolate places in which our presence can be felt. Van den Broek depicts the traces we have left behind by turning his face downwards and zooming in on the irregularities of the pavement, on curb stones and shadows. The zooming-in and sampling technique the artist uses has led him on a journey closer to abstraction.
Koen van den Broek has exhibited widely, and his works are part of major public collections, including the LACMA, Los Angeles; SMAK, Ghent; M HKA, Antwerp; Busan Museum of Art, Busan; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle.
Represented by Galerie Ron Mandos