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  • Walter Swennen, To Mona Mills, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 67 × 63".

    Walter Swennen

    La Triennale di Milano

    Given his loosely painted figuration and freewheeling combinations of words with overlapping Pop imagery, Walter Swennen could easily be mistaken for a neo-expressionist. However, the thirty-six works in this small survey of the Brussels-based septuagenarian artist’s production underlined his continuing exploration of how to put a painting together. Along with canvases from the past four decades, it included one sculpture, a painted metal disk, and two large rolls of painted paper.

    Swennen studied psychology, wrote poetry, and taught psychoanalysis before seriously picking up a paintbrush in

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