Luc Tuymans (born 1958 in Mortsel, BE) is a hugely influential Belgian painter currently living and working in Antwerp. He is notorious for his observations of historical and contemporary manifestations of horror. Violence and stillness both underlie his works, which show a readiness to deal with these disturbing issues, continuing the tradition of Belgian artists such as James Ensor or Léon Spillaert, whose work thrived on the strange… Read more
About the artwork
Assembled by Tuymans under the title Wenn der Frühling kommt, this portfolio includes 17 individual prints created as part of the solo exhibition at the former Haus der Deutschen Kunst in Munich. In keeping with Tuymans' artistic approach, the images transform seemingly innocuous photographs into ghostly more sinister copies of the original. In these works, Tuymans explores notions of fading memory, power, and its disastrous consequences in 20th century history. The images are accompanied by appropriately simple yet ominous titles, such as The Deal or Secrets.