Ambiguity and contradiction are the twin hallmarks of the paintings, drawings and films of Michaël Borremans. He deploys his technical virtuosity to create apparently familiar scenes, which on closer inspection have an unsettling effect.
He combines black humour, violence, absurdism and beauty to produce images that are strange and alienating, in which the subject seems to be situated in an undefined time and space.
This catalogue provides an overview of all Michaël Borremans’ work in series since 2013. It concerns seven different series of paintings, including ‘Black Mould’, ‘Fire From the Sun’ and ‘Girl with Hands’.
The majority of the works have never before been published. Working in series is a recent development in Borremans’ oeuvre.