The twenty-odd paintings filling the rooms on the second floor were mostly small in size, and in a subdued chromatic range. Resolutely non-flashy, the paintings offered ghostly, pallid, blurred images that defied immediate interpretation thus catching the viewer’s attention. For Luc Tuymans (1958, Antwerp), painting is a mental image, or a concept, before being an artistic medium. His artworks struggle against the world, history, and politics. Taken from preexisting images, they express themselves as a re-presentation. Whether the artist uses photographs, or images from TV or magazines, he filters them through his memory rather than copying them from direct observation. Tuymans is not so much questioning how we look at things, but how we remember events and history.