Michaël Borremans, born 1963 in Geraardsbergen (BE), lives and works Ghent (BE)Read More
The films, paintings, and drawings by Belgian artist Michaël Borremans overwhelm the viewer through the use of deceleration, precision and vortex. His seductive works contain timeless images of inner drive and external force, of the latent pressure involved in being human. Behind a veil of stylistic perfection, the artist simulates common rituals of interpretation and meaning. His intensely atmospheric images are puzzles involving political and psychological patterns of perceiving the world, which oscillate in a camouflaging, fragile way between inexorable realism and nebulous distance.
In 2015 Borremans was invited for a solo show at CAC Malaga. In 2014 and 2015 a large solo exhibition titled As sweet as it get gets travelled to BOZAR, Brussels (BE), Tel Aviv Museum of Contemporary Art (IL) and Dallas Museum of Art (US). The exhibition Eating the Beard included drawings, paintings and films and opened at Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo (NO) in 2010 and travelled to Kunstverein Stuttgart (DE), Kunsthalle Budapest (HU) and Kunsthalle Helsinki (FI) in 2011. Veldwerk was shown in 2007 at de Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam (NL) and Centro de Artes Visuais, Coimbra (PT). The travelling solo show The Performance was held in 2005 at S.M.A.K. Ghent (B) and toured to the Parasol Unit, London (GB) and The Royal Hibernian Academy, Gallagher Gallery in Dublin (IR).
Borremans has been invited to many international exhibitions such as the Biennial of Yichuan in 2012, Yokohama Triennial in 2011, Vilnius Triennial in 2010, Berlin Biennial in 2006, Manifesta 5 in San Sebastian in 2004 and many more.
The Queen of Belgium commissioned a series of new paintings that were on view at the Royal Palace in Brussels (BE).
Michaël Borremans joined the gallery in 2000.
Text courtesy Zeno X Gallery.
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