In fine artist Arno Coenen’s work cultures merge, the use of media is fluid and extremes collide. Although he is interested in subcultures like hooligans and heavy metalists, he confesses to be afraid of planes, pit bulls and the Brienenoord bridge.
King of kitsch
Together with Iris Roskam, best friend and partner, he created the colossal art work of flowers and fruits on the inside walls of the Rotterdam Markthal: “It could have become a huge fruit basket, but I think we succeeded in avoiding that.”
Get an intimate view on his work in this Additors portrait. With Iris, he discusses art and life to the backdrop of his eclectic Rotterdam home; which, as their art, used to be considered kitsch but is now gaining mainstream artistic value.