Luc Tuymans’ portfolio Wenn der Frühling kommt (When Spring Comes) was published on the occasion of the homonymous retrospective at Haus der Kunst, Munich, in 2008. The exhibition showed a comprehensive overview of Tuymans’ body of work. One of his generation’s most important painters, Tuymans became known for his paintings of political and historical events. In his distinctive muted color palette, Luc Tuymans creates images of collective memory, including historical motifs and those of everyday life.
“An artwork should point in more than one direction, not be this sort of placating, self-demonstrating, witnessing element.” – Luc Tuymans