Koen van den Broek is a Belgian artist. He paints scenes of roadsides mostly. The edges, the curves, the detritus, and the shadows make the scenes feel vast and empty. There are never people but they are often implied through those shadows…sometimes a shopping cart and sometimes humans. Van den Broek works from snapshots he takes on his extensive travels to Asia and the United States. Tomorrow I will show another artist who abstracts the wide open spaces using photography as a source.