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WAGNER + PARTNER opens second solo exhibition of the painter Bastian Börsig's work
Bastian Börsig, Untitled (43), 2016 Oil, varnish and coal on canvas 280 x 200 cm © Bastian Börsig Courtesy WAGNER + PARTNER.

BERLIN.- WAGNER + PARTNER announces the second solo exhibition of the painter Bastian Börsig. Based in Karlsruhe, his dynamically abstract painting has recently become known to a larger public and in the spring of this year his first major catalogue was published by Distanz.

What makes Börsig’s art significant? Initially the appeal relates to the brash use of colour in these large-scale canvases. Given their comic-like characteristics, they are brightly alluring and not only punchy but also witty. However at further consideration, their insightful depth is revealed. Dr. Marc Wellmann approaches this question by reference to Börsig’s perception of reality, in which he analyses his compositional technique: calculated deterioration or damage of the canvas, a fragile balance of the distribution of coloured areas, an interlacing of motif-layers and an accomplished use of diverse painterly styles.

Börsig most often utilises this technique in his large-scale works, which results in an oscillation between reality and abstraction: „Still, one senses a fundamentally speculative approach to reality, in the sense that Börsig´s painting unearths structures of things that have broken free of the conventional conceptual framework in which we apprehend our world.“

Bastian Börsig (1984*) was born in Schwäbisch Hall and studied under Prof. Erwin Gross at the Academy of Fine Arts, Karlsruhe. Börsig was awarded the city of Karlsruhe’s visual arts stipend as well as the art prize. Furthermore, his grants include the Baden-Württemberg Arts Foundation scholarship and in 2010 he was awarded the Heinrich-Hertz-Prize.

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