Detail of a painting by Michael Borremans, titled Three Men Standing, dated 2005.

Michaël Borremans

Horse Hunting

Opening on March 7, 2006, David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings by Belgian artist Michaël Borremans. This will be Borremans' second solo exhibition at the gallery. In 2005, he had a one-person exhibition of drawings and paintings at S.M.A.K. in Ghent, Belgium (the painting exhibition then traveled to Parasol Unit in London, England and the Royal Hibernian Academy in Dublin, Ireland; the drawing exhibition traveled to the Cleveland Museum of Art in Cleveland, OH). In 2004 he was the subject of a solo exhibition at the Kunsthalle Bremerhaven in Germany, as well as the Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel, Switzerland. His work will be included in the upcoming 4th Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany (March 25- May 28, 2006), and a solo exhibition will be held at La Maison Rouge in Paris, France (June 8-September 24, 2006). His work has been included in numerous prestigious group exhibitions in the United States and abroad.

The exhibition will include a group of new canvases exploring the depiction of mental states through the careful release and withholding of visual and conceptual clues. With a traditional style akin to Baroque and Rococo portraiture and pastoral scenes, Borremans’ paintings reside in an uncomfortable place–one that is best understood through introspection rather than imposed rationale. Haunting yet familiar enough to evoke buried memories, Borremans' images are peaceful upon first encounter, yet they intensify and become eerily unsettling after prolonged viewing.

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A painting by Michael Borremans, titled Horse Hunting, dated 2005.

Michaël Borremans

Horse Hunting, 2005
Oil on canvas
51 x 39 1/2 inches (129.5 x 100.3 cm)
A painting by Michael Borremans, titled Man with Bonnet, dated 2005.

Michaël Borremans

Man with Bonnet, 2005
Oil on canvas
16 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches (41.9 x 36.8 cm)
A painting by Michael Borremans, titled Pink Shoes, dated 2005.

Michaël Borremans

Pink Shoes, 2005
Oil on canvas
Diptych, each: 19 3/4 x 25 3/4 inches (50.2 x 65.4 cm)
A painting by Michael Borremans, titled Portrait, dated 2005.

Michaël Borremans

Portrait, 2005
Oil on canvas
31 1/2 x 23 5/8 inches (80 x 60 cm)
A painting by Michael Borremans, titled Portrait (III), dated 2006.

Michaël Borremans

Portrait (III), 2006
Oil on canvas
15 3/4 x 19 3/4 inches (40 x 50.2 cm)
A painting by Michael Borremans, titled Portrait 2, dated 2006.

Michaël Borremans

Portrait 2, 2006
Oil on canvas
14 x 16 1/2 inches (35.6 x 41.9 cm)
A painting by Michael Borremans, titled Portrait 3, dated 2006.

Michaël Borremans

Portrait 3, 2006
15 3/4 x 19 3/4 inches (40 x 50.2 cm)
15 3/4 x 19 3/4 inches (40 x 50.2 cm)
A painting by Michael Borremans, titled The Appearance, dated 2005.

Michaël Borremans

The Appearance, 2005
Oil on canvas
63 x 78 inches (160 x 198.1 cm)
A painting by Michael Borremans, titled The Avoider, dated 2006.

Michaël Borremans

The Avoider, 2006
Oil on canvas
141 3/4 x 71 inches (360 x 180.3 cm)
A painting by Michael Borremans, titled The Bodies (1), dated 2005.

Michaël Borremans

The Bodies (1), 2005
Oil on canvas
23 1/2 x 31 1/2 inches (59.7 x 80 cm)
A painting by Michael Borremans, titled The Bodies 3, dated 2005.

Michaël Borremans

The Bodies 3, 2005
Oil on canvas
27 1/2 x 43 1/4 inches (69.9 x 109.9 cm)
A painting by Michael Borremans, titled The Forgery, dated 2006.

Michaël Borremans

The Forgery, 2006
Oil on canvas
15 7/8 x 19 3/4 inches (40.3 x 50.2 cm)
A painting by Michael Borremans, titled The Hare, dated 2005.

Michaël Borremans

The Hare, 2005
Oil on canvas
15 7/8 x 19 3/4 inches (40.3 x 50.2 cm)
A painting by Michael Borremans, titled Three Men Standing, dated 2005.

Michaël Borremans

Three Men Standing, 2005
Oil on canvas
78 3/4 x 47 inches (200 x 119.4 cm)

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