Frank Van den Broeck, Robine Clignett, Stan Klamer

work on paper

22 October through 12 November 2017

Landscape, seascape, skyscape and townscape are genres rooted in a long art historical tradition. A landscape itself reveals the identity of a region or country through features that were introduced by human intervention. A representation of that landscape – or any artwork in general, for that matter – gives an insight into the artist’s mental universe and personality. From this point of view one could introduce the umbrella term SCAPE which encompasses the genres mentioned earlier as well as the artist’s internal world.

To Frank Van den Broeck (1950) this often concerns a space that is not instantly accessible, viewed through a rectangular frame or hidden behind layers that slowly reveal themselves. Robine Clignett (1948) departs from her direct observation of the landscape to subsequently reduce it to an abstracted form in which colors, almost as if they were characters, define the image. Stan Klamer (1952) interprets drawing as a metaphorical type of cartography. He integrates portraits, texts and objects in landscapes, rivers and oceans to explore and organize his thoughts and his world.

see review by Albertus Pieters on: villanextdoor