A painting by Michaël Borremans, titled Fire From the Sun, dated 2017.

Michaël Borremans

Fire from the Sun

David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings by Michaël Borremans, inaugurating the gallery’s space in Hong Kong. This will be the artist’s first solo show in Hong Kong and his sixth overall with David Zwirner.

Fire from the Sun includes small- and large-scale works that feature toddlers engaged in playful but mysterious acts with sinister overtones and insinuations of violence. The children are presented alone or in groups against a studio-like backdrop that negates time and space, while underlining the theatrical atmosphere and artifice that exists throughout Borremans’s recent work. Reminiscent of cherubs in Renaissance paintings, the toddlers appear as allegories of the human condition, their archetypal innocence contrasted with their suggested deviousness. Other paintings in the exhibition depict obscure machines, whose enigmatic presence appears foreboding in the context of the toddlers and suggests an element of scientific experimentation.

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A painting by Michaël Borremans, titled Fire From the Sun, dated 2017.

Michaël Borremans

Fire from the Sun, 2017
Oil on panel
8 3/4 x 12 1/4 inches (22.1 x 31 cm)
A painting by Michaël Borremans, titled Fire From the Sun, dated 2017.

Michaël Borremans

Fire from the Sun, 2017
Oil on cardboard
8 1/4 x 5 7/8 inches (21 x 14.8 cm)
A painting by Michaël Borremans, titled Apparatus (II), dated 2017.

Michaël Borremans

Apparatus (II), 2017
Oil on canvas
25 5/8 x 32 3/8 inches (65 x 82 cm)
A painting by Michaël Borremans, titled Fire From the Sun, dated 2017.

Michaël Borremans

Fire from the Sun, 2017
Oil on cardboard
11 1/8 x 13 1/2 inches (28.2 x 34.2 cm)
A painting by Michaël Borremans, titled Fire From the Sun, dated 2017.

Michaël Borremans

Fire from the Sun, 2017
Oil on panel
9 1/8 x 12 5/8 inches (23.1 x 32 cm)
A painting by Michaël Borremans, titled Fire From the Sun, dated 2017.

Michaël Borremans

Fire from the Sun, 2017
Oil on panel
8 5/8 x 10 5/8 inches (21.7 x 26.9 cm)
A painting by Michaël Borremans, titled Fire From the Sun, dated 2017.

Michaël Borremans

Fire from the Sun, 2017
Oil on panel
8 7/8 x 12 7/8 inches (22.5 x 32.7 cm)
A painting by Michaël Borremans, titled Fire From the Sun, dated 2017.

Michaël Borremans

Fire from the Sun, 2017
Oil on panel
8 x 11 3/4 inches (20.2 x 29.8 cm)
A painting by Michaël Borremans, titled Fire From the Sun, dated 2017.

Michaël Borremans

Fire from the Sun, 2017
Oil on cardboard
8 1/4 x 5 7/8 inches (21 x 14.8 cm)
A painting by Michaël Borremans, titled Fire From the Sun, dated 2017.

Michaël Borremans

Fire from the Sun, 2017
Oil on panel
8 7/8 x 11 3/4 inches (22.5 x 29.7 cm)
A painting by Michaël Borremans, titled Fire From the Sun, dated 2017.

Michaël Borremans

Fire from the Sun, 2017
Oil on cardboard
5 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches (14.5 x 21 cm)
A painting by Michaël Borremans, titled Fire From the Sun, dated 2017.

Michaël Borremans

Fire from the Sun, 2017
Oil on cardboard
11 1/8 x 13 1/2 inches (28.2 x 34.2 cm)
A painting by Michaël Borremans, titled Fire From the Sun, dated 2017.

Michaël Borremans

Fire from the Sun, 2017
Oil on panel
10 1/4 x 13 3/8 inches (26.1 x 34 cm)
A painting by Michaël Borremans, titled Fire From the Sun, dated 2017.

Michaël Borremans

Fire from the Sun, 2017
Oil on panel
9 7/8 x 13 3/8 inches (25.1 x 34 cm)
A painting by Michaël Borremans, titled Fire From the Sun, dated 2017.

Michaël Borremans

Fire from the Sun, 2017
Oil on panel
11 1/2 x 9 7/8 inches (29.1 x 25.1 cm)
A painting by Michaël Borremans, titled Fire From the Sun (Three Figures, Two 1/2 Limbs), dated 2017.

Michaël Borremans

Fire from the Sun (Three Figures, Two 1-2 Limbs), 2017
Oil on canvas
80 3/4 x 110 1/4 inches (205 x 280 cm)
A painting by Michaël Borremans, titled Fire From the Sun, dated 2017.

Michaël Borremans

Fire from the Sun, 2017
Oil on canvas
17 x 14 1/4 inches (43 x 36 cm)
A detail from a painting by Michaël Borremans, titled Fire from the Sun (Two Figures, One Hand), dated 2017.

Michaël Borremans

Fire from the Sun (Two Figures, One Hand), 2017
Oil on canvas
80 3/4 x 110 1/4 inches (205 x 280 cm)
A painting by Michaël Borremans, titled Fire From the Sun (Three Figures, Three Limbs), dated 2017.

Michaël Borremans

Fire from the Sun (Three Figures, Three Limbs), 2017
Oil on canvas
31 1/2 x 41 3/8 inches (80 x 105 cm)
A painting by Michaël Borremans, titled Fire From the Sun, dated 2017.

Michaël Borremans

Fire from the Sun, 2017, 2017
Oil on panel
10 3/8 x 11 5/8 inches (26.4 x 29.5 cm)
A painting by Michaël Borremans, titled Fire From the Sun, dated 2017.

Michaël Borremans

Fire from the Sun, 2017
Oil on panel
8 3/4 x 12 1/4 inches (22.1 x 31 cm)
A painting by Michaël Borremans, titled Apparatus, dated 2017.

Michaël Borremans

Apparatus, 2017
Oil on canvas
86 5/8 x 68 7/8 inches (220 x 175 cm)
A painting by Michaël Borremans, titled Fire From the Sun, dated 2017.

Michaël Borremans

Fire from the Sun, 2017
Oil on panel
8 1/4 x 10 1/8 inches (21 x 25.7 cm)
A painting by Michaël Borremans, titled Apparatus (II), dated 2017.

Michaël Borremans

Apparatus (II), 2017
Oil on canvas
25 5/8 x 32 3/8 inches (65 x 82 cm)
A painting by Michaël Borremans, titled Fire From the Sun (Five Figures, Three Limbs), dated 2017.

Michaël Borremans

Fire from the Sun (Five Figures, Three Limbs), 2017
Oil on canvas
74 7/8 x 118 1/8 inches (190 x 300 cm)
A painting by Michaël Borremans, titled Fire From the Sun (Six Figures, Three Heads), dated 2017.

Michaël Borremans

Fire from the Sun, 2017, 2017
Oil on canvas
80 3/4 x 110 1/4 inches (205 x 280 cm)
A painting by Michaël Borremans, titled Fire From the Sun (Three Figures, One Head, Four Limbs), dated 2017.

Michaël Borremans

Fire from the Sun (Three Figures, One Head, Four Limbs), 2017
Oil on canvas
80 3/4 x 110 1/4 inches (205 x 280 cm)

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