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Thomas Houseago in conversation with Michel Draguet

Filmed in the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, the artist discusses the exhibition Vision Paintings.

I was like a painter that couldn’t handle painting. My energy was so fraught and so intense and painting required patience and a belief in abstraction… I think in this period of my life, I have finally found the ability to paint. I’ve been able to start to see the world in colour. I think I saw the world in black and white for a long time. I felt like blood was re-entering my veins. I felt like I was breathing and I wasn’t a zombie anymore.

Thomas Houseago

This video was made in accordance with the exhibition Vision Paintings at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels (2021).