Koen van den Broek (b.1973) lives and works in Belgium, and he is considered one of the most emerging figures in the art world. Having studied architecture, the artist explores geometric space created for the functional purposes like roads and transportation structures. His works originate from the photographs taken during his travels, and in the process of being transferred onto the canvas, abstractness is applied, and, at the same time, the dissolution of image and sequential reactions of emphasis occur. The emphasized elements, as a result, are empty space and shadows, but the depiction of details on the objects is omitted while semi-abstract output is born as lines and surfaces are highlighted or faded into primary colors.
Koen van den Broek has completed his undergraduate degree on architecture at Leuven, changed his major to art, and studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp and the Academy of Visual Arts in Netherlands.
Koen continues presenting his works at world leading galleries and museums such as SFMoMA (USA), S.M.A.K (Belgium) and his paintings are in the collection of SFMoMA, LA County Museum (USA) and Leeum Collection (Korea).