Artist

Luc Tuymans

Born in Mortsel, 1958 and lives in Antwerp

Luc Tuymans
Luc Tuymans

Belgian artist Luc Tuymans (b. 1958) is known for a distinctive style of painting that demonstrates images’ power to simultaneously communicate and withhold. Emerging in the 1980s, Tuymans pioneered a decidedly non-narrative approach to figurative painting, instead exploring how information can be layered and embedded within certain scenes and signifiers. Based on preexisting imagery culled from a variety of sources, his works are rendered in a muted palette that is suggestive of a blurry recollection or a fading memory. Their quiet and restrained appearance, however, belies an underlying moral complexity. They engage equally with questions of history and its representation as they do with quotidian subject matter. Tuymans’s canvases, which are typically executed on a large scale, both undermine and reinvent traditional notions of monumentality through their insistence on the ambiguity of meaning.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Luc Tuymans: Good Luck
Recent paintings and a new video work marks Tuymans’s first solo exhibition in Greater China
27 Oct 2020 - 19 Dec 2020
David Zwirner Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Exhibitions
Unique
A group exhibitions collecting the main editions produced for the art space over the years
11 Sep 2020 - 18 Dec 2020
Parkett
Zurich
Art Spaces
Sansiao Gallery HK
Galleries in Hong Kong
David Zwirner London
Galleries in London
David Zwirner Hong Kong
Galleries in Hong Kong
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