“If recognisability is a characteristic of quality, then Koen Vermeule is a good painter. You can recognize his works from hundreds. A ‘Koen Vermeule’, that is a specific thing: a (often) large canvas or piece of paper with a landscape or city fragment rendered in a stylized, contrasting, graphic-like painting style.”
– Stefan Kuiper
Koen Vermeule – Fensterbilder contains the work of Koen Vermeule from the past 9 years. It offers an overview of exhibitions, works on paper and paintings. The book shows his view and thoughts about the world and its translation into images. With essays by Merel Bem, Stefan Kuiper, Renee Schuiten-Kniepstra and a short reflection by Koen Vermeule himself about one of his sources of inspiration: Oskar Schlemmer. In her essay, Merel Bem describes a single painting by Koen Vermeule in a playful and associative way. She takes the reader along cities and everyday moments. Stefan Kuiper has chosen to sketch a profile. It is a rich and broad interview that not only tells how Koen Vermeule works, but also highlights the breadth of his sources of inspiration. Together they walk through his work, with circumferential movements, talking about the most diverse subjects, from sandboxes to poetic realism.