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7.9.04

Luc Tuymans

Luc Tuymans, Ceiling, 1992
In an article (Luc Tuymans, question d'expériences, August 28), Armelle Héliot wrote about the weighty retrospective dedicated to the Belgian artist Luc Tuymans (b. 1958), at the Tate Modern in London, until September 26. Tuymans has made painting his major medium, and the exhibit is largely focused on a broad selection of paintings spread over 12 rooms. I had heard this artist's name but was not familiar with his paintings, which now that I have seen some of them, I admire.
Not at all an unknown, Tuymans. Last year, before the Tate Modern, we saw some of his recent works in Clermont-Ferrand: those frescos created on location, a work in situ for the Fonds régional d'art contemporain [Regional Collection of Contemporary Art] of Auvergne, installed in the Écuries de Chazerat. In Saint-Gall, moreover, it was at the Kunstmuseum that one was able to take into account the diversity of inspirations and styles, all works of which we find a large number once again in the Tate's very open rooms: portraits, landscapes, still lifes, etc.
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