As Sweet as it Gets – M. Borremans

28th May 2014


Michaël Borremans is one of the greatest Belgian artists when looking to Contemporary Art. Last Sunday I went to Bozar, Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels, to visit ‘As Sweet as it Gets’. Borremans’ exhibition is the most comprehensive one ever shown in Belgium; it contains paintings, drawings and film created over the last 20 years. A hundred works from all over the world were brought back to Belgium for ‘As Sweet as it Gets’. And yes, it is more than worth a visit.

In the first part of the exhibition you can see Borremans’ paintings. They are hung up against white walls to show them as pure as they are. The second part consists of his films and drawings. Those works are displayed in dark rooms.

Borremans (°1963, works and lives in Ghent) only started his own work in the late 1990’s. His paintings are based on the principles of the greatest painters in history (Velázquez to Goya and even Ensor and Magritte) , but they all have a contemporary twist. Borremans’ paintings are ambigious, and leave us in a certain state of doubt. He makes us think about his work.

After Brussels, this exhibition will go to the United States (Dallas Museum) and Israël (Tel Aviv Museum of Art).

— Want to see Borremans’ work? You can visit ‘As Sweet as it Gets’ till Sunday, August 3.

'The Angel' (2013)

'Anna' (2003)

'The Branch' (2003)

'The Avoider' (2006)

'The Whistler' (2009)

'The Storm' (2006)

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Price: -26 -> 10 euros / +26 -> 12 euros, buy your tickets online in advance

Copyright pictures: Marie Monsieur


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