Luc Tuymans is considered one of the most significant and influential contemporary painters working today. He is one of the key figures of a new generation of figurative painters who have continued to paint during a time when many believed the medium had lost its relevance. His works are featured in leading public and private collections worldwide and are included in major solo and group exhibitions every year. Since the mid-1970s, Tuymans’ easily-recognisable, sparsely-colored figurative canvases have redefined the traditional genres of the everyday and history painting. His work has been shown in solo shows in Tate Modern and a major retrospective of his work toured the USA and Europe from 2009 to 2011.

11.00am – 12.30pm, free , no booking necessary

The Tuesday Talks series invites leading artists, thinkers and curators to explore the driving forces, influences and sources of inspiration within contemporary art. The series is programmed by Professor Pavel Büchler and Bryony Bond, and is supported by the Manchester Metropolitan University.

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