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Brecht Vandenbroucke: The Fame

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Good vibrations from our fave painter Brecht Vandenbroucke

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.

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Brecht Vandenbroucke: Another day another deal

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Brecht Vandenbroucke: We’re All Companions in Misery

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Brecht Vandenbroucke: Dogdays

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Brecht Vandenbroucke: Freedom’s just another word for affordable

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Brecht Vandenbroucke: Good Vibrations

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Brecht Vandenbroucke: What are “Massive open online courses” good for?

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Brecht Vandenbroucke: Reading Minecraft, How Videogames Can Boost Literacy

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Brecht Vandenbroucke: New Entertainment

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Brecht Vandenbroucke: I Took A Picture so It Could Last Longer

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Brecht Vandenbroucke: …And all those years before were only practice

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Brecht Vandenbroucke: The Followers

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Brecht Vandenbroucke: The Tension

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Brecht Vandenbroucke: The Fame