Casimir ten Broek
Born in Pine Creek Montana in 1987, Casimir has been pursuing his love of art from a very early age. He grew up in both the scenic surroundings of Paradise Valley and the hectic cityscapes of the Netherlands.
Having grown up in two completely different worlds influence his dynamic approach to creating paintings that range from tradition landscapes, colorful abstracts and the fusion of the two.
He attended The Florence Design Academy in Florence, Italy where he attained his degree in Industrial Design. While living there his art teacher convinced him to continue to pursue his love of painting. Leading Casimir back to the U.S where he attended the University of Montana in Missoula before moving to Bozeman where he graduated from Montana State Univeristy with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in 2013.
In 2021 he opened 10 Gallery in Livingston Montana. The member run gallery was created to form a creative hub where artistic innovation could flourish in a supporting environment run by the artists themselves.
If our personalities are a direct result of our environment, then art in both form and meaning is a composition of experiences conscious and subconscious that helps create the signature style that each artist uses to express their inner thoughts, feelings, and desires. An extension of our own personalities that not only helps the artist connect with their true self, but also lets the viewer peer into an abstract visual biography of the artist. The landscapes I paint reflect my love of the land and a life spent exploring that land, exposing the hidden moments in time and place that truly captivate my imagination.
The abstract controlled chaos that is present in a lot of my work speaks to an earlier self, living in the chaotic atmosphere of a densely populated city in the Netherlands. Living in the city and the country on and off till my teens created a dynamic between the calm and the chaotic which can be seen in juxtaposition to one another and almost morphing together representing my life influx yet connected between the two.