Pyke Koch, Het wachten (1941), photo by CMU/Ernst Moritz

Pyke Koch (1901-1991) was one of the main proponents of magic realism (or neo-realism) in the Netherlands. In the early nineteen-thirties, he made his name as an artist who used his perfect technique to create his own sinister world. This exhibition displays Koch’s work in the context of his contemporaries, providing a deeper understanding of the period between the two World Wars. While visiting Italy, Koch developed a sympathy for fascism. This resulted in him being not allowed to exhibit his work for one year after the war. However, the work of the artist, who spent most of his life in Utrecht, continued to thrive.

> from 18 November, Centraal Museum