Luc Tuymans (b. 1958)

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Published by: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art/ Wexner Center for the Arts/D.A.P, 2009

A long-time favorite painter of mine, Luc Tuymans has mastered a style and technique that has been quite influential. His appropriation and re contextualization of imagery, coupled with his diffuse, vague, and chalky paint, creates an often eerie or mysterious atmosphere. Often, it is the behind the scenes content that is what gives his body of work so much impact. He brilliantly straddles the line between representation and abstraction, and in my opinion, portrays the world as it actually is. Uncertain, confusing, diffuse and associative. His work can be viewed at the David Zwirner Gallery or Zeno-X Gallery.