Anna Borowy titled her this year‘s solo exhibition in janinebeangallery „Champagnerbad“ (Champagne bath), giving an ironic hint in advance which the random spectator might require facing Borowy‘s elysian show of blessed figures. Nevertheless her artworks don‘t need this headline for comprehension, since the overwhelming sensuality of the paintings finds grounding in the firm calm of the expression and balance o f the protagonists. Their sphinxlike posture ban the spectator not only with a transfigured noli me tangere, but also they are genuine catalyzers for the viewer‘s pause to think.
So the beauty in Anna Borowy‘s paintings is noticeably ambivalent, being real and powerful as such, but also immanently abyssal in its consequences and backgrounds.
Gallery holiday break: December 23rd, 2012 - January 2nd, 2013.