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In this stunning monograph, the internationally acclaimed Belgian painter Luc Tuymans opens up and reveals, in the form of Polaroids, film stills and other source documents, what has up until now been a largely hidden part of his artistic practice--thereby making it possible to chart both the subjects that fascinate him and his rather idiosyncratic working processes. On the one hand, Tuymans' methods are influenced by photographic techniques. The artist would, however, immediately deny this, claiming that the more than 1,000 Polaroids he has used as the basis for his paintings are not photographs--for the emulsion and the chemical formation of the image behave very differently in each. On the other hand, Tuymans' paintings are imbued with cinematic techniques such as the close-up, slow motion, montage and animation. He draws inspiration from cinematic techniques to load the painted image with topicality and pertinence. This volume, whose reproductions were extensively edited by the artist himself, unravels the anatomy of Tuymans' treatment of images. It is an essential addition to any contemporary art library. Tuymans is represented in New York by David Zwirner gallery.
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Luc Tuymans is a Belgian artists who emerged in the late 1980s. His work fuses the traditions of Old Master Flemish and Spanish genre painting with a late 20th century sensibility. Ulrich Loock uses Tuymans' installation of exhibitions as a way of mapping key themes. Juan Vicente Aliaga reveals sources and motivations through his dialogue with the artist, whilst curator and critic Nancy Spector explores the narrative possibilities of one painting, Pillows. Tuymans selects Chevengur, a primitivist, magical tale by Russian author Andrei Platonov, and gives a fascinating account of his work in the essay 'Disenchantment'.About the Author:
Luc Tuymans was born in 1958 in Belgium. Since his appearance at the 2001 Venice Biennale and Documenta 11, he has fast become one of the most important painters of his generation. He lives and works in Antwerp.
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Book Description Ludion Press, Ghent, 2007. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1st Edition. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Photographically illustrated paper-covered boards; no dust jacket as issued. Paintings and photographs by Luc Tuymans. Essays by Gerrit Vermeiren, Dieter Roelstraete, Montserrat Albores Gleason and Rose Van Doninck. Includes a biography and a list of plates. 200 pp., with 320 four-color plates printed on matte paper in Belgium by Die Keure, Bruges. 10-1/2 x 8-3/4 inches. Fine (slight wear at the extremities). Luc Tuymans' paintings are more photographic than most photographs. His work is deeply rooted in the aesthetics of memory, the stream of media images in our culture, cinema and video, the "photographic" cues that we expect -- the way the edges of light look in an enlarged low-resolution image, the fragmentation in a snapshot, the "physicality" of a Polaroid -- and the apparent randomness of his wide-ranging subject matter (from the Holocaust to the specific pink color of the Financial Times). Seller Inventory # 106136
Book Description Ludion Press, Ghent, 2008. Cloth. Condition: New. 199 pages 320 illustrations in color. Illustrated boards. List of Illustrations. Seller Inventory # 017055
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