Luc Tuymans

Overview

Luc Tuymans is a Belgian artists who emerged in the late 1980s. His work fuses the traditions of Old Master Flemish and Spanish genre painting with a late 20th century sensibility. Ulrich Loock uses Tuymans' installation of exhibitions as a way of mapping key themes. Juan Vicente Aliaga reveals sources and motivations through his dialogue with the artist, whilst curator and critic Nancy Spector explores the narrative possibilities of one painting, Pillows. Tuymans selects Chevengur, a primitivist, magical tale by...
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Overview

Luc Tuymans is a Belgian artists who emerged in the late 1980s. His work fuses the traditions of Old Master Flemish and Spanish genre painting with a late 20th century sensibility. Ulrich Loock uses Tuymans' installation of exhibitions as a way of mapping key themes. Juan Vicente Aliaga reveals sources and motivations through his dialogue with the artist, whilst curator and critic Nancy Spector explores the narrative possibilities of one painting, Pillows. Tuymans selects Chevengur, a primitivist, magical tale by Russian author Andrei Platonov, and gives a fascinating account of his work in the essay 'Disenchantment'.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933045986
  • Publisher: Wexner Center for the Arts
  • Publication date: 10/31/2009
  • Pages: 228
  • Product dimensions: 9.90 (w) x 11.72 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Luc Tuymans was born in 1958 in Belgium. Since his appearance at the 2001 Venice Biennale and Documenta 11, he has fast become one of the most important painters of his generation. He lives and works in Antwerp.

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Table of Contents

Interview: Juan Vicente Aliaga in conversation with Luc Tuymans 6
On layers of sign-relations, in the light of mechanically reproduced pictures, from ten years of exhibitions 32
The Unforgiving Trace 94
Chevengur (extract), 1928 102
Disenchantment, 1991 110
Chronology 148
Bibliography 160
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