From the stark honesty of Luc Tuymans to the realism portrayed in the screenplay of up and coming directors Adil el Arbi and Bilall Fallah, Belgium has played a pivotal role in challenging the limits of artistic creativity for decades. This year London is showcasing the main players in Belgian cinema, art and music.
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Luc Tuymans: Glasses
Luc Tuymans is a Belgian artist, considered to be one of the most influential painters alive today. His signature style incorporates a figurative style using and manipulating already existing visual imagery including drawings, paintings and photographs. His work often includes a social or political comment on history through his eyes; his polemic subject matter ranges from the Holocaust, the Belgian Congo to the banality of inconsequential everyday household items.
Tuymans exploded onto the art scene with his exploration of World War II in Europe. His painting entitled Gas Chamber depicts the Dachau concentration camp is stark and honest.