Walter Swennen
Works On Paper

Published by Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, 2015
Contributions by Bart Verschaffel

Walter Swennen started his artistic life as a poet, but switched to painting as his primary means of expression in the early 1980s. Although his oeuvre varies greatly in scale, style, and materials, it can be seen as an ongoing exploration into the nature, potentialities, and limitations of painting, the fundamental question of what subject matter to choose, and how to depict it. Swennen is recognised for his experimental and associative approach to painting, in which meanings perpetually float and shift across images that recall a familiar place or situation a place where something has happened. This compact but dense catalogue is filled with numerous such works.

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