Koen van den Broek

Bike Lane

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Year 2020
Medium Watercolour on paper
Dimensions 29.7 x 21 cm

About the work

Study for a series of paintings, one of which was shown and sold at Greta Meert Gallery, Brussels, and the other at Gallery Ron Mandos, Amsterdam. This is a new drawing of a photo taken in Santa Monica, LA, of a bike lane, and a consideration of the history of cars in LA transformed into climate awareness. Bikes are hot.

About the artist:

Born 1973 Bree, Koen Van den Broek lives and works in Antwerp. Graduated from Architecture at K.U. Leuven, Belgium (1993); and Painting at the Academy of Visual Arts St. Joost, Breda, (1997).

Van den Broek paints man’s architectural interventions on the landscape. While zooming in on cracks, curbstones and shadows found on sidewalks and roads, he has made his personal statement on the traditional medium of landscape painting.

His works are held in public and private collections including LACMA, Los Angeles; SMAK, Ghent; M HKA, Antwerp; Busan Museum of Art; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo; Staatliche Kunsthalle, Karlsruhe; and Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle. 

Selected solo exhibitions include A Gloomy Day, Gallery Baton, Seoul (2018); The Light We Live In, Albertz Benda, New York (2016); Behind the Camera, Philipp von Rosen Galerie, Cologne (2016); Borderline, Antwerp Tower (2016); The Land of Milk & Money, Museum Weserburg, Bremen (2016); The Del, Galerie Greta Meert, Brussels (2015); Cut Away the Snoopy, Marlborough Contemporary, London (2014); and Angle, Whitecube, London (2007). Selected group exhibitions include The Eye of the City – From Impressionism to the Present, Kunstmuseum Bonn (2018); 20 Years NICC – Jubilee, A4 Works, NICC, Antwerp (2018); 139 x Nothing But Good, PARK, Tilburg (2018); Kunstlicht, Fuhrwerkswaage Kunstraum, Cologne (2017); Intuition, Group show during the Biennale of Venezia, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice (2017); Schilde Kiest Kunst, A selection from the Province of Antwerp Collection, Museum Albert Van Dyck, Schilde (2016); Proportio, Group show during the Biennale of Venezia, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice (2015); Museum to Scale 1/7, Kunsthal Rotterdam (2014); Museum to scale, Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Brussels (2013); Belgium Happy Birthday Dear Academie, MAS, Antwerp (2013); Royal Academy Illustrated 2005, Royal Academy of Arts, London (2005); Direct Painting, Kunsthalle Mannheim (2004); and The New Millenium in my Dreams, Seoul Arts Centre (2000).

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