- 79 pages : colour illustrations ; 25 cm.
- Additional Authors
- Bracewell, Michael,
- Corporate Author
- David Zwirner (Gallery : Hong Kong, China)
- Catalogue of an exhibition held at David Zwirner, Hong Kong, January 27 - March 10 2018.Essay: Michael Bracewell.Includes index.Summary: Fire from the Sun highlights Michaël Borremans's new works, which feature toddlers engaged in playful but mysterious acts with sinister overtones and insinuations of violence. The artist is known for his ability to recall classical painting, both through technical mastery and subject matter; here, his depiction of the uncanny, the perhaps secret, the bizarre, often surprises, sometimes disturbs the viewer. Children are presented alone or in groups against a studio-like backdrop that negates time and space, while underlining the theatrical atmosphere and artifice that exists throughout Borremans's recent work. Reminiscent of cherubs in Renaissance paintings, the toddlers appear as allegories of the human condition, their archetypal innocence contrasted with their suggested deviousness.