Luc Tuymans: Dark Visions & Enlightenment

Luc Tuymans, Wallpaper, 2014 (courtesy of the artist and David Zwirner Gallery)
Luc Tuymans, Wallpaper, 2014 (courtesy of the artist and David Zwirner Gallery)

Jackie Wullschlager profiles painter Luc Tuymans whose show The Shore will be on view at David Zwirner Gallery, London from January 30 - April 2, 2015.

Wullschlager writes: "Distrust of the image underpins Tuymans’ entire oeuvre but in these new works he builds that questioning for the first time into rich, painterly brushwork, with a paradox that the light from the internet and iPhone images returns as layers of oil on canvas, asserting the power of paint. Is Tuymans ultimately a northern European realist?"