Michael Borremans: As Sweet as it Gets

Michael Borremans: As Sweet as it Gets

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Edited by Jeffrey D. Grove

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  • Publisher: Hatje Cantz
  • Format: Hardback | 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 298mm x 346mm x 36mm | 2,700g
  • Publication date: 31 May 2014
  • Publication City/Country: Ostfildern
  • ISBN 10: 3775737693
  • ISBN 13: 9783775737692
  • Sales rank: 69,113

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Since the late 1990s, when he first began to produce drawings and paintings, Michael Borremans has created an extraordinarily mature body of work that has captured international attention. The disparate spaces he imagines in his paintings, drawings, sculptures and films are unified by an uncanny sense of dislocation and an often unsettling beauty. Rendered in complex palettes and exquisite techniques, Borremans' works in all media embrace a rich legacy of artistic progenitors, but remain firmly anchored in the present. Presenting over 100 works created by the artist over a 14-year period in all media, this publication includes many works not previously reproduced in books or catalogues, offering the most complete overview of Borremans' oeuvre to date. Contributions include a concise and incisive overview of Borremans' practice; a revealing, in-depth interview between the main author of the book, Jeffrey Grove, and the artist, addressing process, influence and philosophical and critical issues; as well as more than 50 individual entries and mini-essays on individual works in the artist's oeuvre by notable writers, curators, filmmakers and musicians. Described by the artist as "the mother of all Borremans books," "Michael Borremans: As Sweet As It Gets" is published on the occasion of a major mid-career retrospective. Initially trained in photography and graphic design, the Belgian artist Michael Borremans (born 1963) turned to painting at the age of 30. Work by the artist is held in numerous public collections, including The Art Institute of Chicago; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Borremans lives and works in Ghent.

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Seitdem er sich Ende der 1990er-Jahre der Kunst zuwandte, hat Michaël Borremans (*1963 in Geraardsbergen) ein erstaunlich reifes Werk geschaffen, mit dem er international Aufmerksamkeit erregte. Den disparaten Räumen, die er in seinen Gemälden, Zeichnungen, Skulpturen und Filmen entwirft, liegt ein unheimliches Gefühl der Entwurzelung und häufig verstörenden Schönheit zugrunde. In komplex aufeinander abgestimmten Farben und exquisiter Technik ausgeführt, berufen sich seine Werke auf die künstlerische Vorläufer und sind doch fest in der Gegenwart verwurzelt. Der Band präsentiert mit mehr als 100 in nur 14 Jahren entstandenen und teils erstmalig reproduzierten Werken den bisher umfassendsten Überblick über das OEuvre des Künstlers. Neben einem ausführlichen Interview über Arbeitsprozesse, Einflüsse sowie philosophische und kunstkritische Fragen bietet er über 50 höchst individuelle Beiträge von namhaften Schriftstellern, Kuratoren, Regisseuren und Musikern zu ausgewählten Werken von Borremans. (Niederländische Ausgabe ISBN 978-3-7757-3770-8, französische Ausgabe ISBN 978-3-7757-3771-5)Ausstellungen: BOZAR, Brüssel 22.2.-3.8.2014 | Tel Aviv Museum of Art 4.9.2014-31.1.2015 | Dallas Museum of Art 29.3.-5.7.2015