Michael Borremans Paintings

Jeffrey Grove


Michael Borremans Paintings

Michael Borremans Paintings

  • Title: Michael Borremans Paintings
  • Author: Jeffrey Grove
  • ISBN: 9783775724234
  • Page: 251
  • Format: Paperback



Bathing his subjects in an austere light, and rendering them with strong, confident brushwork, Michael Borremans executes paintings that seduce and hold at bay, keeping the history of art in dialogue while committing wholly to the iconography of our time The protagonists of these works, derived from pictures in magazines or scientific books, are captured while engaging inBathing his subjects in an austere light, and rendering them with strong, confident brushwork, Michael Borremans executes paintings that seduce and hold at bay, keeping the history of art in dialogue while committing wholly to the iconography of our time The protagonists of these works, derived from pictures in magazines or scientific books, are captured while engaging in activities whose exact nature seems both mundane and mysterious they re just sitting there breathing, Borremans told an interviewer , but the artist manages to freight these protagonists, and the air around them, with great emotional tension Similarly, his apparently sober palette of beiges, browns and greys sometimes gives way to a small flourish of brighter color a white bow or a ruddy cheeked face that breaks into and energizes the whole image Such sleights of hand, by which paint discreetly but completely incarnates mood, are the crux of Borremans art, and are what makes him one of the finest contemporary painters in Europe, an heir to the suspended enigmas of Manet and Velazquez and the indoor atmospherics of Chardin and Vermeer This volume, with its engaging essay by Jeffrey Grove and abundance of color plates, is the first to present all of Borremans paintings, and thus constitutes the standard survey of his significant accomplishments Trained in photography and graphic design, the Belgian artist Michael Borremans born 1963 turned to painting at the age of 30 He has had solo shows of paintings and films at the Cleveland Museum of Art, the David Zwirner gallery in New York, La Maison Rouge in Paris, Gallery Koyanagi in Tokyo and the Kestner Gesellschaft in Hanover.


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Making the Quietly Mundane into Eloquent ArtMichaël Borremans was born in 1963 in Belgium and spent the early years of his exploration of art in the fields of photography and design. As this intriguing and exceptionally well presented monograph reveals, those years of training polished his observing eye and ability to appreciate spatial relations, factors which when he turned to painting have served him very well indeed. 'The subject is an object to me', he has stated. His scenes of single figu [...]

I didn't read this one all that much (A good monograph usually has alot of words in it too!). But I just like flipping through it, didn't care much to learn about the interpretation of Borreman's work.


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