Casimir ten Broek
Casimir was born in Pine Creek, Montana in 1987 with an innate love for art. Growing up in the picturesque Paradise Valley and bustling Netherlands, he was exposed to two vastly different worlds that greatly influenced his creative approach. His paintings range from traditional landscapes to vibrant abstracts, often blending the two styles in a dynamic and unique way.
After completing his degree in Industrial Design at The Florence Design Academy in Florence, Italy, Casimir's art teacher encouraged him to pursue his passion for painting. He returned to the United States and attended the University of Montana in Missoula before graduating with a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Montana State University in Bozeman in 2013.
Casimir's art has been shaped by his diverse experiences and has been displayed in various exhibitions. His work has been well-received, earning him recognition and acclaim from critics and collectors alike. Today, Casimir continues to create art that reflects his unique background and inspires others to see the world in new and exciting ways.
My art is a reflection of the interplay between order and chaos that has shaped my life. Growing up in a densely populated city in the Netherlands, I was constantly surrounded by the noise and energy of urban life. Yet, I also spent time in the countryside, where the stillness and tranquility of nature provided a sharp contrast. These two worlds collided within me, creating a tension that I sought to explore through my art.
My work embodies an abstract expression of this dynamic, weaving together controlled chaos with moments of calmness and clarity. Through the use of bold colors, intricate forms, and unexpected textures, I aim to capture the essence of this tension and the beauty that can emerge from it.
Ultimately, my art is not just a reflection of my personal journey, but also an invitation for viewers to explore their own relationship with order and chaos. It is my hope that my work inspires others to embrace the complexities of life and find beauty in the unexpected.