The artist Thomas Houseago was born in West Yorkshire and went to Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. He then moved to Brussels for eight years, where as a young man he looked upon its museums and galleries with awe. Houseago is now almost 50, and for him a solo show at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts in Brussels feels like a dream. “The cyclical nature of being brought from seclusion into the city of my youth, and now embraced with the support of its curators and museums, where I would spend countless hours as a young artist,” he says, “represents an indescribable connection.” This exhibition presents Houseago’s large-scale paintings and drawings—primal visions—as well as a view of his journals, never before exhibited. —E.C.
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