Luc Tuymans - catalogue Budapest & Warsaw

ISBN number: 9789077207185
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About the book:

A small but excellent and unusual catalogue of the work of Luc Tuymans, with guest writers who interact in essays with the work of the world famous Belgian contemporary artist. Wonderful selection of his work, for the exhibitions in Budapest and Warsaw in 2007 and 2008.


About the artist:

Luc Tuymans, born in 1958 in Mortsel (BE), lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium.

Luc Tuymans is considered one of the most significant European painters of his generation and he has been an enduring influence on younger and emerging artists. Born and raised in Antwerp, where he lives and works, Tuymans is an inheritor to the vast tradition of Northern European painting. At the same time, as a child of the 1950s, his relationship to the medium is understandably influenced by photography, television, and cinema. Interested in the lingering effects of World War II on the lives of Europeans, Tuymans explores issues of history and memory, as well as the relationship between photography and painting, using a muted palette to create canvases that are simultaneously withholding and disarmingly stark. Drawing on imagery from photography, television, and film, his distinctive compositions make ingenious use of cropping, close-ups, framing, and Luc Tuymans sequencing, offering fresh perspectives on the medium of painting, as well as larger cultural issues.

Binding : Paperback
Size: 220 x 160 mm
Weight: 0,5 kg
Language: EN
Number of pages: 100
ISBN: 9789077207185
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