Painting, 210 x 140 cm.
Materials: oil on canvas
Collection: Courtesy Studio Koen van den Broek, Merksem.
A shadow throws itself theatrically across the canvas. This abstract, yet organic-looking work draws on a photograph of an agricultural machine. By selectively highlighting shapes and lines, there is a transformation that speaks to the imagination. Our minds model a monster with the few elements available. Koen van den Broek refers to Edward Scissorhands from the movie by Tim Burton, the unworldly figure who does not pose a real threat, but whose dark appearance frightens the viewer. Koen van den Broek made this work with the ballet production East in mind, as well as Fauré's Requiem. As a production image, this canvas was eventually replaced by the less abstract and highly symbolic Trona from 2006.
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03 September 2016 - 30 September 2016.
Discover the opera and ballet season in 12 original paintings and four drawings on the 20th floor of the A-tower. Inspired by opera and B