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Modern Impressionist

March 06, 2014
Michaël Borremans: The Advantage
While he first made his name in the realm of photographic expression, it was his artistic turn to the drawn and painted canvas in the mid-90s that ushered in a new era of acclaim for gifted artist Michaël Borremans. Channeling his Impressionist predecessors Edgar Degas and Édouard Manet, the Belgian native’s painted portraiture soon came to represent an eerie reflection of the plight of the modern individual, with subjects seemingly suspended in time in the midst of the mundanity of their everyday lives and rituals. 

Returning to Japan for his first solo exhibition since 2008’s Earthlight’s Room at Gallery Koyanagi, Borremans’ latest show titled The Advantage will be displayed at Tokyo’s Hara Museum until March 30. The collection comprises 30 oil paintings of human and still life subjects, some of which were inspired by old photographs, a basis that gives the works a vintage, old world feel. Celebrated works appearing in the showcase include The Racer (2012) and Mombakkes II (2007) on loan from Antwerp’s Zeno X Gallery, and a number of pieces borrowed from private collections. Don’t miss this opportunity to see a personally-curated selection of pieces from one of the world’s best living artists.

Until March 30, 2014.

4-7-25 Kitashinagawa / Sinigawa-ku / +81 3 3445 0651 /11am-5pm Tue &Thu-Sun, till 8pm Wed, closed Mon /