Period & Style
Film on the occasion of the exhibition "Luc Tuymans - Graphic work 1989-2012", on show until June 2, 2013 in 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, 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 (Luc Tuymans – Graphic Works 1989-2012). 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.
Film: Studio Gerrit Schreurs
Gerrit Schreurs - Direction, camera & music
Maurits Veldhuijzen van Zanten - Camera & editing
Reinout Weebers - Sound
Sander Houtman - Sound design