Luc Tuymans - Graphic work 1989-2012

00:17:39 712 Gemeentemuseum Den Haag
The impressive oeuvre of Belgian artist Luc Tuymans (b. 1958) may seem to centre mainly around painting, but this first ever retrospective of his graphic work reveals another aspect of his work that is at least equally important

In his graphic work, Luc Tuymans makes use of countless pre-existing images and photographs. He is an investigative artist. The collection of visual materials leads to the production of graphic work, and this can eventually give rise to a painting.

Since Tuymans paints just one day a week, he has to get his paintings right first time. His graphic work is therefore the arena in which he experiments. It is not unusual for him to gather a number of graphic works together to form an installation, as in his 2002-2003 work The Rumour.

This work has recently been presented to the Gemeentemuseum by its Association of Friends to mark the occasion of the present exhibition and accompanying catalogue raisonné. The array of graphic works in the exhibition is supplemented by a selection of ten paintings that form a cross-section of Tuymans’ oeuvre to date.

Luc Tuymans – Graphic Works 1989-2012
Feb 16 to June 2 2013
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

Video credits

  • Film: Studio Gerrit Schreurs
  • Direction, camera & music: Gerrit Schreurs 
  • Camera & editing: Maurits Veldhuijzen van Zanten 
  • Sound: Reinout Weebers
  • Sound design: Sander Houtman
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