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Lily, 2017

Oil on canvas
16 7/10 × 14 2/5 in
42.4 × 36.5 cm
This is a unique work.
On loan
location
Brussels
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About the work
Medium
Painting
Image rights
Courtesy of the artist and Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp
Michaël Borremans
Belgian, b. 1963
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In his figurative drawings and paintings, Michaël Borremans' juxtaposes somber figures, jarring close-ups, and unsettling still lifes that are at once nostalgic, darkly comic, disturbing, and grotesque. His theatrical staging and enigmatic narratives recall the work of painters such as Odd Nerdrum, Eric Fischl, and Bo Bartlett; he is inspired by art history, but his unconventional compositions and curious narratives are distinctly contemporary. Borremans also works in film, and sometimes paints from film as well. "A filmed image has another quality—you use lenses, you use lights," he says. "You can get some painterly qualities even though it’s another language; it has its own poetry. I’m interested in cinematic esthetics, like going in and out of focus."

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About the work
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Courtesy of the artist and Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp
Michaël Borremans
Belgian, b. 1963
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In his figurative drawings and paintings, Michaël Borremans' juxtaposes somber figures, jarring close-ups, and unsettling still lifes that are at once nostalgic, darkly comic, disturbing, and grotesque. His theatrical staging and enigmatic narratives recall the work of painters such as Odd Nerdrum, Eric Fischl, and Bo Bartlett; he is inspired by art history, but his unconventional compositions and curious narratives are distinctly contemporary. Borremans also works in film, and sometimes paints from film as well. "A filmed image has another quality—you use lenses, you use lights," he says. "You can get some painterly qualities even though it’s another language; it has its own poetry. I’m interested in cinematic esthetics, like going in and out of focus."

Lily, 2017

Oil on canvas
16 7/10 × 14 2/5 in
42.4 × 36.5 cm
This is a unique work.
On loan
location
Brussels
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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