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  • Provenance

    Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp

  • Catalogue Essay

    I proceed from the act of drawing itself, which, in my view, precedes deliberate judgement—the act of drawing generates thinking. I like to draw from a certain distance. From my detached perspective, I create a composition with figures, heads, puppets and marionettes. I position them on a sort of stage, a platform or simply on boards. Sometimes I create a black background, which evokes the black cube of the theater, i.e., the darkness from which the public undergoes the different scenes. I want to make the divide with that which we call reality very clear. That is the principal reason why I have chosen to opt for painting as a medium. A painting always represents an autonomous space. The painting is beyond suspicion; it is an instrument of the imagination and—at least in our times—does not aspire to document anything.
    Michaël Borremans, in an interview with L. Lambrecht, “Michaël Borremans-
    I am an Avant-Garde Artist!,” FlashArt Online

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Oblivion

2002
Oil on canvas.
27 3/8 x 23 3/4 in. (69.5 x 60.3 cm).
Signed, titled and dated “Michaël M.C.G. Borremans OBLIVION 2002” on the reverse.

Estimate
£80,000 - 120,000 

Sold for £90,000

Contemporary Art

22 June 2007, 4pm & 5pm
London