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Darkest Birds

ANNA BOROWY

“Darkest Birds”

February 3rd – March 10th 2018

opening reception: February 2nd 6 – 9pm

Excerpt from a conversation of writer Ariane Conrad with Anna Borowoy about her artwork. Ariane Conrad is renowned as a co-creator of three New York Times bestsellers, having written for Van Jones and others.

http://www.janinebeangallery.com/pdfs/jbg_Ariane_Conrad_Interview_Anna_Borowy_2018.pdf

In her most recent series of paintings 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.