Sunday, February 19, 2012

Michael Booremans

This is another painter who creates really psychological work. His paintings are mostly figurative and often have a somewhat unfinished feel to them. It creates a tension between the expressive and naturalistic representation of parts of the work and the sketchier, looser parts. The subjects contain vague and cryptic narratives, as if there is something undefinable happening in the paintings. This aspect, combined with the appearance of body parts being suspended in unidentifiable substances, or beginning to disappear give the paintings mystery and a ghostly quality. He is a contemporary artist, but he paints in a style of the past, making his subjects look slightly eerie and like they belong in another period.

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