Luc Tuymans (1958)
Luc Tuymans is a Belgian visual artist best known for his paintings which explore people's relationship with history and confront their ability to ignore it. World War II is a recurring theme in his work. He is a key figure of the generation of European figurative painters who gained renown at a time when many believed the medium had lost its relevance due to the new digital age.
Much of Tuymans' work deals with moral complexity, specifically the coexistence of «good» and «evil». His subjects range from major historical events such as the Holocaust to the seemingly inconsequential or banal: wallpaper, Christmas decorations or everyday objects for example.
|Date and place of birt:||14 june 1958, Mortsel, Belgium|
|Period of activity:||XXI, XX century|
|Art style:||Contemporary art, Figurative|