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Franck van den Broeck (1950)

Franck van den Broeck

Frank Van den Broeck’s (1950) drawings and paintings have a characteristic and unmistakable handwriting. In mobile lines he draws performances that are concrete but ambiguous. The hovering often returns in Van den Broeck’s work, objects seem to be in a state of transition, on the way to another place or dimension. The artist’s universe is often the subject of his work.

Motives such as the painter’s palette and the open book, of which the butterfly is a derivative, play an important role in the drawings. Other representations are more threatening with ghostly creatures and mask-like faces that suddenly appear. There is always a sense of transition present, the objects and figures seem to refer to an underlying reality.

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