Michael Borremans: Eating the Beard

Michael Borremans Eating the Beard The paintings drawings and films of Belgian artist Michael Borremans born seem to suspend humans above the logic of their actions so that the simplest gesture or movement is emptied of sense an

  • Title: Michael Borremans: Eating the Beard
  • Author: Michael Borremans Hans Christ Hans Rudolf Reust
  • ISBN: 9783775728355
  • Page: 343
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The paintings, drawings and films of Belgian artist Michael Borremans born 1963 seem to suspend humans above the logic of their actions, so that the simplest gesture or movement is emptied of sense and made arbitrary, tense and uneasily beautiful Sometimes Borremans makes a garment the hero of the work, as in his well known painting of a young woman with a bow eye catcThe paintings, drawings and films of Belgian artist Michael Borremans born 1963 seem to suspend humans above the logic of their actions, so that the simplest gesture or movement is emptied of sense and made arbitrary, tense and uneasily beautiful Sometimes Borremans makes a garment the hero of the work, as in his well known painting of a young woman with a bow eye catching as the subject s introspective facial expression undoubtedly is, the almost Pop ish boldness of her bright white bow throws the whole composition into a bizarre tension between moody inwardness and mischievous extroversion rarely seen in contemporary art The title of this first comprehensive overview hints at the submerged streak of wicked Belgian wit throughout Borremans oeuvre, and presents the most coherent portrait of the artist to date It assembles than 100 works made over the past ten years, showing how motifs and allusions migrate across media, unifying the oeuvre into a singular investigation of atmospherics, humor and the unexpected communicative possibilities of a restrained palette of beiges, browns and greys The particular advantage this overview offers is precisely in the presentation of such cross media unity, also revealing how much each medium verges upon becoming the other the cinematic qualities of the paintings, the painterliness of the films With than 120 color plates, Eating the Beard is the essential Borremans monograph.

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    1. The Finest Monograph on Michaël Borremans to dateMichaël Borremans: Eating the Beard by Hans Christ and Hans Rudolf Reust is strong on every count - the information, the quality and quantity of color reproductions and the quality of the design. The cover of the book as well as the title suggest that we are in for more than a superficial glance at that side of the young artist - that slyly wicked aspect of the artist's outlook on his models, and on the world as he views it. Michaël Borremans w [...]

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