curated by Luuk Hoogewerf
Tomas Rajlich, 2021

Publisher: KANT

ISBN: 9788074373428

Dimensions: 28x24x3

pages: 216

Tomas Rajlich is internationally recognized as a major figure in European painting. An artist of uncompromising integrity, he maintains a position as one of the most significant living postwar and contemporary painters of his generation. 

Emerging in the early 1970s, he is often associated with Minimalism and Fundamental Painting – a term coined by the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam in 1975. The current includes Robert Ryman, Robert Mangold, Agnes Martin, and the early years of Brice Marden and Gerhard Richter. 

This book publshed by KANT explores the combination of the impersonal, the gestural and the creative force of light in Rajlich; they are variations on the intensity, luminosity and facture of the paint, while clearly remaining a factual painting. Curated by Luuk Hoogewerf (who co-curated the 2018 Rajlich solo exhibition at Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum in Rotterdam) with the contribution of Tomas Rajlich himself and published by Kant, the book introduces the general public to the fifty-year career of Tomas Rajlich with paintings from 1966 to 2018 personally chosen and archived over the years by the artist himself.

Rajlich works have been the subject of major retrospectives and included in the collections of renowned museums worldwide, such as the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.