Koen van den Broek: Through Romance
Koen van den Broek, Luk Lambrecht
Lempertz & Stockmans Art Books, 2021
Painting transports knowledge through the medium paint on supports, and therefore also the light of the place where the paintings were made. Light and colour are sensuous components in the oeuvre of Koen van den Broek, who lives and works in Antwerp, owns a studio on the South-Korean island of Jeju, and who already as child was passionate about life in California. Three times light—that must be lots of luck indeed, and the worldwide transport of works under the influence of another light generates a discourse about the luminous impact on painting and its perception.
Excerpt from text by Luk Lambrecht, curator.