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Quotes by Luc Tuymans - (9 quotes)

Luc Tuymans - From the Anxiety category:

When I start to paint, it is real agony. I get nervous. The day before, I am already working up to it. Then I get to the studio and, once the image starts to emerge and come together, pleasure kicks in. And then you can see things that no other person can see. (Luc Tuymans)

Luc Tuymans - From the Art category:

An artwork should point in more than one direction, not be this sort of placating, self-demonstrating, witnessing element. (Luc Tuymans)

Luc Tuymans - From the Concentration category:

When you feel concentrated within the intensity of making paintings, you know exactly what you are doing. (Luc Tuymans)

Luc Tuymans - From the Failure category:

All art is failure. How one fails is a different matter. (Luc Tuymans)

Luc Tuymans - From the Importance category:

It is not important to convince people; they should convince themselves, they should look with their own eyes. (Luc Tuymans)

Luc Tuymans - From the Memory category:

If you ask people to remember a painting and a photograph, their description of the photograph is far more accurate than that of the painting. Strangely enough, there is a physical element intertwined with the painting. It shakes loose an emotional element within the viewer. (Luc Tuymans)

Luc Tuymans - From the Painting category:

Every painting has a weakness and a breaking point, where the essence of a painting lies. In my case it is never in the centre. (Luc Tuymans)

Luc Tuymans - From the Politics category:

Life is politics, basically, but you don't just go to a gallery and put the words 'art' and 'politics' on the wall. (Luc Tuymans)

Luc Tuymans - From the Time category:

Painted time is a different zone. This is why I don't believe that a painting - although I've been accused of it many times now - can be truly topical. A painting's physicality gives it a different persistence and a different perception. (Luc Tuymans)