Hans Broek (Monograph)

Edo Dijksterhuis, Dominic van den Boogerd, Wilma Sütö, Hans Broek

Hannibal, 2024


The common thread running through the oeuvre of Dutch artist Hans Broek (°1965) is the representation of the landscape. He often paints locations where history has left its mark and where the artist reflects, bearing in mind his credo that good art should wake you up. He finds his sources of inspiration all over the world: from a telephone pole under a dark Spanish cloudy sky to modern bungalows on the outskirts of Los Angeles to melting ice caps in Greenland and windswept, rain-swept landscapes on the Atlantic coast in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Broek is also not unaffected by the bitter Dutch slavery past. This led to an extensive series of paintings in which dungeons, cell doors and plantation houses function as silent witnesses to what happened under Dutch rule.


ISBN: 9789464666618

192 pages, color illustrations, 29 x 24 cm, hardcover, Dutch/English