Michaël Borremans: The Acrobat
Michael Borremans, Katya Tylevich
David Zwirner Books, 2022
A breathtaking selection of Michaël Borremans’s lustrous paintings, this catalogue showcases his technical mastery and creative use of mise-en-scène.
Recalling classical painting, both through technical mastery and subject matter, Borremans’s depiction of the surprising and the bizarre, invites a second look. Uncanny scenes of figures onlooking blurred acrobatic displays, hooded subjects in Rembrandt lighting, or solemn portraits of painted faces demonstrate Borremans’s unique vision. In this recent body of work, Borremans continues to draw the viewer in closer with his small scale paintings of mysterious figures in peculiar arenas.