Good vibrations from our fave painter Brecht Vandenbroucke
- Liv Siddall
- 3 February 2015
Brecht, after five years of admiring your work I can happily say that I can spell your name without looking. And I can tell you that even though I’ve spent years admiring the skill of your painting, I can finally say that I think I actually get it. Over time, Brecht’s erratic artworks have become increasingly crowded with characters, pop culture references, logos, and his trademark long-limbed creatures.
Where before I was convinced this was just a stylistic thing, now it feels that Brecht is trying to tell us something. The captions to his paintings are darker – We’re All Companions in Misery, Freedom’s just another word for affordable or Another day another deal – and the canvases are becoming increasingly overloaded with fragmented details. Maybe Brecht’s feeling the weight of the busy world at the moment: we all get that sometimes. Let’s just be envious of those with the ability to channel it, and express that through their painting.
About the Author
Liv joined It’s Nice That as an intern in 2011 and worked across online, print and events, and was latterly Features Editor before leaving in May 2015.