For the very first time, visual artist Barbara Broekman (1955) will exhibit her gouaches and collages. Broekman is known for her monumental works in textiles and hard materials. The execution of her work is very time-consuming and specialised. She often outsources this to experts such as weavers, and embroiderers from India. They spend months on manufacturing just one single tapestry.
During the last few years, she started using modern, digital printing techniques.
Prior to every work, a thorough designing process takes place. Broekman cuts, glues, copies, braids and paints. She cherishes and protects these sources of her extensive oeuvre. During This Art Fair she will present a selection of her works on paper and is willing to sell a few of them.
Discover twirling collages, like Vrouwe Justitia. Out of hundreds of women – coming from art and popular culture – Broekman makes her selection and samples them into a visual explosion.
In her black-and-white studies, Broekman copies, pastes and paints until the maximum of depth and movement is created so the flat surface seems to come alive.
In her colourful gouaches, Broekman explores the possibilities of braiding different images together in such a way that they merge into each other, but are individually recognizable at the same time.
Broekman’s work is included in the collections of important museums, and in various corporate collections. She created monumental works for many public buildings, such as the new building of the Faculty of Law of the University of Amsterdam.www.barbarabroekman.nl