Luc Tuymans is an internationally renowned contemporary Belgian artist, born on June 14, 1958, in Mortsel, Belgium. He is known for his paintings that often explore political and historical themes, characterized by a subdued color palette and a subtle, suggestive style.

Tuymans’ work is often associated with the concept of “post-historical” painting, where he uses images from the media, history books, and his own photography as the basis for his paintings. He often creates disquieting images that invite the viewer to contemplate the nature of representation, memory, and the relationship between image and reality.

While Tuymans’ work addresses a range of subjects, many of his paintings are inspired by the darker aspects of human history, such as the Holocaust, colonialism, and political violence. His approach to these subjects is often indirect and suggestive, imbuing his work with a depth and ambiguity that challenges the viewer.

Tuymans has exhibited worldwide in renowned museums and galleries, and his work is included in many important art collections around the world. He is considered one of the most influential painters of his generation and remains a prominent figure in the contemporary art world.