Good Luck is the first solo presentation in Greater China of new work by the renowned Belgian artist Luc Tuymans, which is a collection of global, historical and contemporary references, reflecting topics of constant interest to artists.
Among the works on display is a set of canvases painted with snapshot images of Delft tiles. These canvases originated from Dutch imperialism in the 17th century. It was originally produced and distributed due to the increased demand for precious Ming porcelain in Europe at a lower price during the golden age of the Dutch trade. These tinned tinware imitated the appearance and craftsmanship of fine Chinese porcelain, and were often used The everyday mediocre sight. Life has adapted to European themes. The ordinary cityscape covered with games, rewind and fast forward symbols exudes nostalgia for the past and unknown future.
The artist is known for his unique painting style, which shows the power of images to communicate and conceal simultaneously. In the 1980s, he took the lead in proposing a completely non-narrative concrete painting method, but instead explored how to layer and embed information in certain scenes and indicators. Based on existing images selected from various sources, his works are presented in a soft palette, suggesting the blurring of memories or the fading of memories. However, their quiet and restrained appearance obscures the underlying moral complexity, and they, like the quotidian theme, also involve history and its representative issues. The artist’s canvas destroys and reshapes the traditional memorial meaning by insisting on the ambiguity of meaning.