23 Apr - 8 May 2010
Marius Lut‘s work seems easy to survey. Very easy to survey. [ … ]
As this is the remarkable aspect of these paintings: they may seem clear and simple, trying to hit you directly between the eyes, but the longer you observe them, the more intangible they become. [ … ]
Paintings that seem so hard and clear and are nevertheless so intangible.
As if Lut is trying to slide between things. â Hans den Hartog Jager
This time 1646 focuses on its direct environment: Marius Lut lives and works in The Hague and is a fresh graduate of the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam.
Putting into words the character of Lutâs work is not easy: clear, monochromatic, subtle and unstable all fit the picture, yet hardly describe his work. Playing on the edge between the physical and the visible, Lutâs work strives to a visual tactility which is at the same time powerful and refreshing.