Frank Van den Broeck

The drawings of Frank van den Broeck (1950) have a characteristic and unmistakable signature. In nimble lines he draws scenes that, although concrete are ambiguous as well. Floating is an often used theme in the work of Van den Broeck, making it seem like objects are in a state of transition, on their way to another place or dimension.
The artist’s universe is a frequent subject in his work.

Motifs like the painter’s pallet and the opened book, of which the butterfly is, in turn, a derivation, play an important part in his drawings. Other depictions are more threatening with ghost-like creatures and mask-like faces emerging out of nowhere. In a subtle way, there is a constant feeling of transition, with the objects and figures as messengers of an underlying reality.

www.frankvandenbroeck.com

1950born in Eindhoven, The Netherlands

education

1972-1977Koninklijke Academie voor Kunst en Vormgeving, Den Bosch, The Netherlands
1977-1978Rijksacademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

solo exhibitions

2011Sanguin Foundation, Amsterdam, NL
2010Galerie Slewe, Amsterdam, NL
2009Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, The Netherlands
2008Art Amsterdam, Galerie Slewe, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2006Galerie Slewe, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2002Galerie Slewe, Amsterdam, The NetherlandsBonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, The Netherlands
1999Galerie Slewe, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1996Galerie Slewe, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1994Museum De Pont, Tilburg, The Netherlands
1993Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, The Netherlands
1992Galerie Ardi Poels, Maastricht, The Netherlands
1991Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam , The Netherlands
1989Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, The Netherlands
1987Galerie The Living Room, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1984Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

group exhibitions

2017SCAPE, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, NL
2016Track and trace I & II, 25 years Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, NL
Amsterdam Drawing, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, Amsterdam, NL
Snapshot to a larger order, De Ketelfaktorij, Schiedam, NL
Nog niet eerder vertoond, Willem II Fabriek, Den Bosch, NL
2015Dancing Light, Huis Marseille, Amsterdam, NL
Paths to Paradise, Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede, NL
Bad Thoughts, Collection Martijn and Jeannette Sanders, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, NL
2014Amsterdam Drawing, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, Amsterdam, NL
Surreal Worlds, Centraal Museum, Utrecht, NL
Collectionpresentation, Museum De Pont, Tilburg. NL
Collectionpresentation, Museum Het Valkhof, Nijmegen, NL
2013Selected Works, Galerie Slewe, Amsterdam NL
2012Met Andere Ogen/Through Other Eyes, Selection from the Pieter and Marieke Sanders Collection, Teyler’s Museum, Haarlem, NL
Group Manoeuvres, Galerie Suzanne Biederberg, Amsterdam, NL
Mastering the Art of Art, Galerie Jan van Hoof, Den Bosch, NL
Point De Vue, Stedelijk Museum, Den Bosch, NL
Amsterdam Drawing, Galerie Slewe, Amsterdam, NL
The Red Chamber: Bas Lubberhuizen Publishers, Amsterdam, NL
2011TWENTY, 20 Years Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague. NL
Il Vento del Nord, Galleria Ex-Macelleria, Pontremoli (MS), Italy
Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, NL
Die Zeit Ist Jung, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, NL
Art Amsterdam, Galerie Slewe, Amsterdam, NL
All About Drawing. Stedelijk Museum, Schiedam, NL.
2010Museum Huis Marseille, Amsterdam: ‘(digitaal?) ANALOOG’,
Face to Face, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, NL
It was twenty years ago today, Galerie Vous-√ątes Ici. Amsterdam, NL
De Ketelfactorij, Schiedam, NL
2009Salon du Dessin Contemporain, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, Paris, France
2008Salon du Dessin Contemporain, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, Paris, France
Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, The Netherlands
2007Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, The Netherlands
2006Kaapeli, Helsinki, Finland
Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, The Netherlands
2003Up to now, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2001Rijksmuseum Twenthe, The Netherlands
De Lege Ruimte, Gent, Belgium
Museum De Pont, Tilburg, The Netherlands
2000De voorstelling, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1999Museum Het Valkhof, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
1997Galerie Slewe, Amsterdam, The Netherlands