LAURENT CRUYT

Laurent Cruyt is an investigating painter. Not only does he analyze how to paint, but especially what to paint. The emphasis gradually shifts from a fundamentally pictorial to a predominantly conceptual investigation. The thought process becomes more important, and the search for a legitimacy to paint comprises the true legitimacy of painting. In addition to the film screen, the television screen remains of great importance in his selection of images.This selection happens fast and impulsively, on the basis of emotional associations and cultural references. By freezing the moving image, it loses its context and becomes autonomous. The translation of the electronic impulses on the picture tube to photograph and computer-airbrush with solvents on canvas, results in a radical abstraction of the original image.