Koen van den Broek • Crack
Out of print
- Gives a nuanced, stimulating overview of the work of one of Belgium’s most important living visual artists
- Lavishly illustrated and with essays focusing on specific aspects
Editor: Wouter Davidts
Contributors: Bik Van der Pol, Wouter Davidts, Dirk Lauwaert, Metahaven, Andrew Renton, Merel van Tilburg, John C. Welchman
Koen van den Broek (1973) paints ‘landscapes’ on the boundary of abstraction and realism: urban outskirts, architectural details, cracks in asphalt, kerbstones, a straight road in perspective. In creating his works Van den Broek draws on the photographs he took during his travels through the United States, Japan, Latin America, and Europe. Other sources of inspiration are the history of film and modern and contemporary architecture. Crack presents the first comprehensive selection of van den Broek’s work from the year 2000 to 2010 and explores his diverse references and methods. Lavishly illustrated and with essays focusing on specific aspects, the book gives a nuanced, stimulating view of the work of one of Belgium’s most important living visual artists.