Nice. Luc Tuymans
September 27, 2013 - January 5, 2014
Since his first solo exhibition in 1985, Belgian artist Luc Tuymans has established himself as one of the most influential painters working today. He is well known for his distinctive painting style as well as for his choice of historically and emotionally charged subject matter. Tuymans derives his images from pre-existing sources, photographs, film stills, even mirror images. His deliberately spare palette, often-modest scale, unexpected cropping, obscured spaces, and blurred brushstrokes combine to reinforce the image’s status as a replica.
September 13, 2013 - January 12, 2014
draftsman, painter, and photographer, Wols (1913–1951) was one of the most ingenious and influential—if commercially unsuccessful—artists to emerge in postwar Europe. Along with Jean Dubuffet, Pierre Soulages, and Georges Mathieu, Wols was a leading figure in Tachisme, a movement in painting considered to be the European equivalent of American Abstract Expressionism. Named for the French word tache, meaning stain, Tachisme—an outgrowth of the larger Art Informel, or “art without form” movement—cultivated an automist style emphasizing free lines and forms drawn from the artist’s psyche.