Octave Landuyt | the artist




The artist Octave Landuyt
Born 1922, Gent, Belgium.

Style and technique of the artist: Painting, Printmakers, Documenta Kassel,


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Landuyt, Octave, Belgian painter, born in Ghent in 1922. Innovator and sole representative of current plastic art characterized by an extraordinary speculative, emotional, and at times lyrical and often vitriolic content.
In a darkened room, 17 television monitors stand side by side. Although they are switched on, there is nothing to see but a pattern of mobile dots. Perversely self-defeating as either a statement or an artwork,Situation of Time (1967) was a lowest common denominator in terms of information, but one that had been oddly elevated or over-dramatised…
"L’enchantement par le bleu"


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