Walter Swennen: TOO MANY WORDS – A Book by Hans Theys
Xavier Hufkens, 2021
Walter Swennen is one of Belgium’s foremost contemporary painters. TOO MANY WORDS brings together all the paintings made between 2017 and 2020, and five recent essays and interviews written by Hans Theys. As such, this publication follows the book Hic Haec Hoc (2016), which reproduced all of Swennen’s paintings made between 2013 and 2016.
TOO MANY WORDS also contains correspondence, interviews, artist writings, and drawings from the same period, many of which have not been published before, as well as a selection of recently rediscovered older paintings.
Hans Theys is a 20th century author and art historian. His publications about Swennen includes the books Walter Swennen (MuHKA, 1994), Le Cow-boy (1997), Congé annuel (2007), Ne Quid Nimes (2016) and Hic Haec Hoc (2016).