Perrone’s painting is entitled ‘Black Wave’ which he says refers to …”the black wave of Daesh, slowly seeping into our collective consciousness”. Tuymans commented “Although very flat and formless in terms of shape and treatment, it is very minimal. The work is effective in opening a thought of something like a spill or a form that is expanding. In this sense it works as an emblematic image.”
‘Redacted Flesh’ is the title of Sari’s painting. Tuymans stated: “The work looks compelling because of the subtle and multi-layered surface. The artist titled this work Redacted Flesh. One could apprehend the discoloration of flesh in the image. It is interesting because it is more evocative than just showing something. And that’s what makes it all the more violent in its tenderness.”
The winning artworks are on display at AlRIWAQ until the end of the Tuymans exhibition.
The winners of the Luc Tuymans Challenge competition left to right: Maryam Nasser, Devi Sari, Michael Perrone, Katrina Boyd, Mohammed Muslim.
'Black Wave', painting by Assistant Professor Michael Perrone and winner of the Luc Tuymans Challenge.
'Redacted Flesh', painting by VCUQatar student Devi Sari and winner of the Luc Tuymans Challenge.