White Cube, Brecht Vandenbroucke

April 18, 2013

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Emilie Hugues

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White Cube, Brecht Vandenbroucke

Actually located in Belgium, Brecht Vandenbroucke works in the true tradition of his Flemish predecessors: vast and complex paintings detailing everything from the apocalypse to the mundanities of everyday life. White Cube started as a black and white zine and grew into a great hardback book. The main characters—two pink-faced men …

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Actually located in Belgium, Brecht Vandenbroucke works in the true tradition of his Flemish predecessors: vast and complex paintings detailing everything from the apocalypse to the mundanities of everyday life.

White Cube started as a black and white zine and grew into a great hardback book. The main characters—two pink-faced men or, as Brecht calls them, “The Aesthetic Critics”—visit “White Cube” museums, where they deal with contemporary art in a naïve yet scathing way. Transforming the art pieces with just the right amount of bitterness in the characters’ actions makes it a hilarious and not too harsh comic. It’s really all about the relationship between these two critics, fine arts, and the art community.

Brecht says about his two pink-faced men: “They always have an opinion and feel the need to express it, sometimes by destroying the actual art or giving it a thumbs-up (as seen on Facebook). They even continue this into their daily life, leading to some bizarre situations.”

Following below is a series of short comic strips taken from White Cube, drawn by Brecht Vandenbroucke.

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