Thomas Houseago, Vision Painting I (II) Soul Journey - Arizona (2021). Acrylic on canvas. 274.3 × 182.9 cm. Courtesy the Artist and Xavier Hufkens, Brussels. Photo: Paul Salveson.
'I have never had a hang-up about art history; I see it as my artistic family, as oxygen. My generation emerged at a time of endings—death of painting, death of the author—and since I come from a place with no sense of culture at all, I had no desire to create a false tabula rasa.'—Thomas Houseago
Thomas Houseago's show of neoclassical and contemporary works opened on 22 April at Fine Arts Belgium and will be running until the beginning of August.