April 18, 2005 - Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art - Michael Borremans
April 18, 2005

Michael Borremans

The Marvel, 2001, oil on canvas, 65 x 50cm. Private collection courtesy Zeno X Gallery. 

The Performance: Paintings by Michael Borremans
4 May – 30 June 2005

Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art
14 Wharf Road
London N1 7TB
T +44 (0)20 7490 7373
F +44 (0)20 7490 7775
Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 6pm



Film screening: Monday 16 May 2005, 6:30- 8:30pm

Artprojx and Parasol unit present: Michael Borremans Selects: The Quiller Memorandum
A film presentation followed by a conversation between the artist and the art critic Adrian Searle.

Prince Charles Cinema
7 Leicester Place
London WC2
Box Office +44 (0)20 7494 3654 (open 1:30 – 8pm daily)

Event produced by David Gryn www.artprojx.com events@artprojx.com

Poetry reading at Parasol unit

Thursday 26 May, 7pm
Mark Ford will read from his own work
Tuesday 28 June, 7pm
Two Poet/Translators
Guy Bennett and Anthony Rudolf will read from their work

Poetry readings will start promptly at 7pm at the gallery. Admission is free.

For seat reservation please call +44 (0)20 7490 7373
For information on all of our events please log on to www.parasol-unit.org

The Performance: Paintings by Michael Borremans

At first glance Michael Borremans’ paintings look-straight-forwardly realistic, but beneath the apparent clarity of his images one discovers an unsettling world that calls for closer scrutiny. Many of the paintings render private and unremarkable environments in which human figures appear to be engaged in some simple everyday activity. Time seems to stand still in them and the people are more like still-life figures than living beings. The deeper we go into Borremans’ imaginary world the more thrilling it becomes.

Borremans’ paintings are as well about paint and its infinite potential, about the activity of painting, and about what painting can be and represent. The paintings are also about the endeavour of a painter who can create, on an inanimate canvas, a fascinating world that absorbs the viewer.

Michael Borremans was born in 1963 in Geraardsbergen, Belgium. He lives and works in Ghent.

Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art is a new non-profit exhibition space located in 14 Wharf Road, N1. Designed by Claudio Silvestrin Architects, the space will open in two stages: the main ground-floor gallery opens in May 2005 and the remaining areas of the building, including an artist-in-residence studio and reading area in Autumn 2005.

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