Darkest Birds

3 Feb 2018 – 10 Mar 2018

Event times

Tue - Sat 12(noon) - 6pm

Berlin, Germany


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  • U6 Oranienburger Tor

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Portraits which the mere draft cannot anticipate


In her most recent series of paintings German artist Anna Borowy arranges portraits of persons with animal companions and detailed landscapes of nature in the background. The figures in the front are lucidly contoured and distinct, which corresponds to to their noticeable proximity to the viewer. Consequently their bodies are partially „cropped“ at the borders of the paintings – or perceived differently these bodies have been extended into the space of the viewer. In conjunction with the astonishing plasticity of the characters, the viewer quasi finds himself in company with them in front of a dramatic but rather distant background.
The basis for the formation of Borowys‘ works—irrespective of all conceptual arrangements—is an open, processual flow. The artist is dynamically exchanging with the form taking on her idea, i.e. she exposes its shape and details while painting. The result is a vividness which the mere draft cannot anticipate.

Anna Borowy was born in 1985 and moved to Berlin in 2003 to study Liberal Arts at University of Arts Berlin Weissensee.

Her artworks have been shown internationally in galleries, on art fairs and museums and are represented in numerous private and public collections.

Anna Borowy lives and works in Berlin.

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Janine Bean

Exhibiting artists

Anna Borowy


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