In 1992, Jan Hoet invited Luc Tuymans to take part in Documenta IX. At the time the painter had already made something of a name for himself in Belgium, but participating in the exhibition in Kassel, organised every five years, also resulted in Tuymans' big break on the international scene. Since then he is considered to be one of the most pioneering Belgian artists, and as one of the important representatives of 'New European Painting'. His work is exhibited all over the world.
year and place of birth: 1958, Mortsel, Belgium
whereabouts: Antwerp, Belgium