Luc Tuymans in Financial Times

januari 4, 2015


Luc Tuymans, The Secretary of State, 2005. Oil on canvas. 17 7/8 x 24 1/4 inches (45.5 x 61.5 cm)

Luc Tuymans in The Financial Times:

“Realism, modernism, postmodernism, post-postmodernism: that is a discourse for people who have no visual sense. I mean, these people have to get by. I still indulge in the perversity of painting, which remains interesting.

“Painting is about time. It’s belated time. The image can linger for decades before it comes out. Then there’s the physical trace, stalling, freezing things. It works with time, through time. Belgian art is all about realism. There’s nothing as horrid and strong as Van Eyck: the first secular artist, he got away from Christianity, opened it up in scientific way. His motto was, ‘If I can’, which means I’m high on humility but I have great ambition.”  (Financial Times)

Luc Tuymans exposeert eind januari bij David Zwirner, New York.


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