Koen van den Broek

Confused Sun 31 (Mel’s Drive In)

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Year 2023
Medium Watercolor and pencil on paper.
Dimensions 30.1 x 22.2 cm

About the work

Around new year 2023, I was in southern California, watching through the camera, from a frog perspective against the light, taking a picture of the legendary diner founded in the 1950’s, called Mel’s Drive In. As a symbol for American cinema, think of Tarantino, think of the West Coast art scene, Ed Ruscha and John Baldessari, I was very inspired.

Career Highlights

Selected exhibitions:
Of(f) Road, Kunstmuseum Magdeburg/Ludwig, Magdeburg/Koblenz, Germany (2023/24);
Threshold, White Cube Gallery, London, UK; The Real World, Galerie Greta Meert, Brussels (B) The Coin Toss, de Boer gallery, Los Angeles (United States) (2023) ‘Firminy’, Chambre Avec Vue, Saignon (France); Warm Comfort, De Buck, Saint-Paul-de-Vence (France); Tango in Paris (2022); Philipp von Rosen Galerie, Cologne (DE); Through Romance, curated by Luk Lambrecht, Lempertz, Brussels, (2021); In between Memory and Dream, Gallery Baton, Seoul (KR); The Beginning, Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam (NL); WALL WORKS, De Garage, Mechelen (B) (2020).

Selected collections: Busan Museum of Art, Busan, South Korea
Astrup Fearnley Museet fur Moderne Kunst, Oslo, Norway
LACMA, Los Angeles
Hall Foundation, Vermont/Derneburg, USA/Germany
Leeum, Samsung Museum of Modern Art, Seoul, South Korea
SF MOMA, San Francisco
Kadist Art Foundation, Paris, France
Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany
Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar, The Netherlands

← Jessie Brennan

To Agitate, Still (variations from Setchell Estate)

James Scott Brooks →

Nocturnal tone of the London Evening Standard (with adverts)

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