Luc Tuymans

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Date of Birth: 1958
Place of Birth: Mortsel, Belgium
Date of Death: -
Focus: Painter
Art movement: Contemporary art
Nationality: Belgian

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Luc Tymans, a contemporary painter, was born in Mortsel, Belgium, in 1958. His education in painting took place at three different schools of fine arts in Belgium: the Sint-Lukasinstituut, the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Visuels de la Cambre and the Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten. In 1982, Tymans briefly quit painting and studied art history at the Vrije Universiteit in Brussels. At this time, he also began experimenting with film and video.

Returning to painting, Tymans emerged into the art world in the late 80′s, and soon his paintings became well-known. His work is typified by desaturated color schemes and figurative work based on pre-existing video stills and photographs. His paintings often appear to be an out of focus photograph, which adds another dimension to his artwork.

Tymans is a renowned painter whose artwork has been shown in museums throughout the world. Some of these venues include the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Tate Gallery in London and more. In 2001, Luc Tymans was chosen to represent Belgium at the 49th Venice Biennale. Tymans currently lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium, and he has a solo exhibition planned for September, 2013, at the Menil Collection in Houston, Texas. His work was also on display in a traveling retrospective that was shown in Ohio, San Francisco, Dallas, Chicago and Brussels.