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Apex

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Birds, 2013 Oil on Canvas 104.72 X 157.48 Inches © Friedman Benda
Apex

515 West 26th St.
1st Floor
New York, NY 10001
April 25th, 2013 - May 24th, 2013
Opening: April 25th, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.friedmanbenda.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
chelsea
EMAIL:  
gallery@friedmanbenda.com
PHONE:  
212.239.8700
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Sat 10-6
TAGS:  
landscape, abstract, figurative, modern

DESCRIPTION

Friedman Benda presents Koen van den Broek: Apex, the Belgian artist’s second solo exhibition with the gallery, from April 25–May 24, 2013. There will be an opening reception at the gallery on Thursday, April 29th,  from 6 – 8 pm. 

A trained architect, van den Broek uses light, shape, and repetition to manipulate generic structures, be they natural or man-made, to disorienting and melancholic effect.

Known for employing photographic images taken on road trips as the basis for his work - from Belgium to Tokyo, Chicago, Los Angeles and beyond - Koen abandons these figurative narratives in his new show.  The flattened and skewed perspective in his latest paintings is gestural, active, and of the moment, invoking Abstract Expressionism in the vein of Clyfford Still infused with the self-conscious and self-referential characteristics of American Conceptualism.