Luc Tuymans

Luc Tuymans (born in Mortsel, Belgium in 1958) is a Belgian contemporary artist, considered one of today's most influential painters. He began to study fine art in 1976.

Tuymans' work is figurative and makes extensive use of techniques from photography, television and film, such as cropping, framing, sequencing and close-ups. Subjects of his paintings are sometimes historic, for example covering the Holocaust or colonial politics in Belgian Congo, sometimes very banal, depicting everyday objects. Some of his paintings represent abstract emotions.