Bastian Börsig. Pillow Prototype

14th Jan - 12th Feb 2022

 

In the exhibition "Pillow Prototype" Bastian Börsig explores the essence of what can be seen. The artist takes inspiration from everyday objects from his surroundings, which he sometimes abstracts beyond recognition in his compositions. In doing so, he reduces the influence of his own memory on the object as much as possible, so that the final form ultimately surprises himself.

 

Bastian Börsig – o. T.
2021, oil, lacquer and charcoal on canvas
50 x 40 cm
( 19 2/3 x 15 3/4 in )

sold

Bastian Börsig – o. T.
2021, oil, lacquer and charcoal on canvas
50 x 40 cm
( 19 2/3 x 15 3/4 in )
( BB/P 30 )

sold

Bastian Börsig – o. T.
2021, oil, lacquer and charcoal on canvas
50 x 40 cm
( 19 2/3 x 15 3/4 in )

sold

Bastian Börsig – o. T.
2021, oil, lacquer and charcoal on canvas
50 x 40 cm
( 19 2/3 x 15 3/4 in )

sold

Bastian Börsig – o. T.
2021, oil, lacquer and charcoal on canvas
60 x 50 cm
( 23 2/3 x 19 2/3 in )

EUR 2.400,- ( Net price EUR 2.191,- ) *

Bastian Börsig – o. T.
2021, oil, lacquer and charcoal on canvas
60 x 50 cm
( 23 2/3 x 19 2/3 in )
( BB/P 24 )

EUR 2.400,- ( Net price EUR 2.191,- ) *

"Only when the painting surprises me myself, however, can I assume that I have distanced myself far enough from the original idea, that is, from myself."
– Bastian Börsig

Bastian Börsig – o. T.
2021, oil, lacquer and charcoal on canvas
125 x 100 cm
( 49 1/4 x 39 1/3 in )

EUR 4.900,- ( Net price EUR 4.474,- ) *

Bastian Börsig – o. T.
2021, oil, lacquer and charcoal on canvas
125 x 100 cm
( 49 1/4 x 39 1/3 in )
( BB/P 35 )

EUR 4.900,- ( Net price EUR 4.474,- ) *

The forms behave like fragments, which he assembles in the works to form new entities. Behind these shapes stands an idea of an object that manifests itself two-dimensionally on the canvas. The fragments of clearly recognizable shapes that stand out from the color surfaces act as access points for the viewer. This creates a tension between the visible and the non-visible. The question "What do I actually see?" arises.

Bastian Börsig – o. T.
2021, oil, lacquer and charcoal on canvas
150 x 120 cm
( 59 x 47 1/4 in )

sold

Bastian Börsig – o. T.
2021, oil, lacquer and charcoal on canvas
150 x 120 cm
( 59 x 47 1/4 in )

sold

Bastian Börsig – o. T.
2021, oil, lacquer and charcoal on canvas
50 x 40 cm
( 19 2/3 x 15 3/4 in )

EUR 2.000,- ( Net price EUR 1.826,48 ) *

Bastian Börsig – o. T.
2021, oil, lacquer and charcoal on canvas
50 x 40 cm
( 19 2/3 x 15 3/4 in )
( BB/P 32 )

EUR 2.000,- ( Net price EUR 1.826,48 ) *

Bastian Börsig – o. T.
2021, oil, lacquer and charcoal on canvas
50 x 40 cm
( 19 2/3 x 15 3/4 in )

EUR 2.000,- ( Net price EUR 1.826,- ) *

Bastian Börsig – o. T.
2021, oil, lacquer and charcoal on canvas
50 x 40 cm
( 19 2/3 x 15 3/4 in )
( BB/P 31 )

EUR 2.000,- ( Net price EUR 1.826,- ) *

The exhibition title "Pillow Prototype" alludes to Bastian Börsig's characteristic color fields that recur throughout his work. Almost formless, these "pillows of color" appear sometimes strong and pastose, sometimes light or blotchy. The layers of paint partially break up again as they dry out or are scratched or rubbed off by the artist, allowing one to see the various layers.

Bastian Börsig – o. T.
2021, oil, lacquer and charcoal on canvas
150 x 120 cm
( 59 x 47 1/4 in )

EUR 5.900,- ( Net price EUR 5.388,- ) *

Bastian Börsig – o. T.
2021, oil, lacquer and charcoal on canvas
150 x 120 cm
( 59 x 47 1/4 in )
( BB/P 34 )

EUR 5.900,- ( Net price EUR 5.388,- ) *

Bastian Börsig – o. T.
2021, oil, lacquer and charcoal on canvas
125 x 100 cm
( 49 1/4 x 39 1/3 in )

EUR 4.900,- ( Net price EUR 4.474,- ) *

Bastian Börsig – o. T.
2021, oil, lacquer and charcoal on canvas
125 x 100 cm
( 49 1/4 x 39 1/3 in )
( BB/P 37 )

EUR 4.900,- ( Net price EUR 4.474,- ) *

"Prototype" in the title stands for something idea-like, experimental, and sometimes rather crude. The fact that a thing can be very general and very specific at the same time is something I find incredibly intriguing."
– Bastian Börsig

Bastian Börsig – o. T.
2021, oil, lacquer and charcoal on canvas
130 x 100 cm
( 51 1/4 x 39 1/3 in )

EUR 5.100,- ( Net price EUR 4.657,- ) *

Bastian Börsig – o. T.
2021, oil, lacquer and charcoal on canvas
130 x 100 cm
( 51 1/4 x 39 1/3 in )
( BB/P 36 )

EUR 5.100,- ( Net price EUR 4.657,- ) *

Bastian Börsig – o. T.
2021, oil, lacquer and charcoal on canvas
60 x 50 cm
( 23 2/3 x 19 2/3 in )

EUR 2.400,- ( Net price EUR 2.191,- ) *

Bastian Börsig – o. T.
2021, oil, lacquer and charcoal on canvas
60 x 50 cm
( 23 2/3 x 19 2/3 in )
( BB/P 22 )

EUR 2.400,- ( Net price EUR 2.191,- ) *

Bastian Börsig – o. T.
2021, oil, lacquer and charcoal on canvas
50 x 40 cm
( 19 2/3 x 15 3/4 in )

EUR 2.000,- ( Net price EUR 1.826,- ) *

Bastian Börsig – o. T.
2021, oil, lacquer and charcoal on canvas
50 x 40 cm
( 19 2/3 x 15 3/4 in )
( BB/P 29 )

EUR 2.000,- ( Net price EUR 1.826,- ) *

Bastian Börsig was born in 1984 in Schwäbisch Hall. The artist lives and works in Karlsruhe. Earlier group exhibitions include: Jahresgaben, Kunstverein Reutlingen, DE, 2021; Die Hand am Abzug, Z3 Contemporaries, Schwäbisch Hall, DE, 2021; Das Nordbeckenkollektiv zu Gast im Kunsthaus R3, Ansbach, DE, 2020; Regionale 18, Stapflehus, Weil am Rhein, DE, 2018. Bastian Börsig was a grantee of the Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg in 2014 and received the Kulturstipendium of the city of Karlsruhe in 2015 and the working scholarship of the Stiftung Kunstfonds Bonn in 2019.

 

We show the Karlsruhe-based artist with "Pillow Prototype" for the first time in a solo exhibition and during art Karlsruhe 2022 in a one-artist show.

 

 

You can find more information on Bastian Börsig here.

Exhibition text: click here.

 

In the exhibition "Pillow Prototype" Bastian Börsig explores the essence of what can be seen. The artist takes inspiration from everyday objects from his surroundings, which he sometimes abstracts beyond recognition in his compositions. In doing so, he reduces the influence of his own memory on the object as much as possible, so that the final form ultimately surprises him himself.

The resulting forms behave like fragments, which he assembles in the works to form new entities. Behind these shapes stands an idea of an object that manifests itself two-dimensionally on the canvas. However, they are not a finished product, but a concept of an idea, which is based on Plato's theory of ideas. Here, the idea becomes perceptible not through the senses, but through the mind. As a viewer, one seeks in the overlapping color surfaces, arched forms and partially protruding contours for the familiar, which can be connected to one's own memories. Accordingly, the viewer associates the idea of a certain object with what is seen in the art of Bastian Börsig. This creates a tension between the visible and the non-visible. The question "What do I actually see?" arises. The fragments of clearly recognizable shapes that stand out from the color surfaces act as access points for the viewer. Thereby it is possible that the representation of the object deviates from the usual behavior and opens a humorous and at the same time challenging dimension.

The exhibition title "Pillow Prototype" alludes to Bastian Börsig's characteristic color fields that recur throughout his work. Almost formless, these "pillows of color" appear sometimes strong and pastose, sometimes light or blotchy. Bastian Börsig mostly uses oil paint, lacquer, and charcoal in his paintings, and by layering these materials he creates a deliberate craquelure in many works. The layers of paint partially break up again as they dry out or are scratched or rubbed off by the artist, allowing one to see the various layers. These signs of wear reveal themselves as precisely placed structures and colors, which were put together in an intensive working process by Bastian Börsig.

The abstracted forms of the compositions influence each other: they repel themselves, stack up, wind into each other or away from each other. This not only creates dynamics and depth in the picture, but also gives the forms a certain lightness. Occasional brushstrokes and contours refer to movements, which emphasize the lively interplay. While the contours drawn with charcoal often have concrete forms, the color fields - the "Pillows" - remain rather formless and exist only in the softness and simplicity of the idea of the pillow. Other objects place themselves in the foreground, creating scenes that at once astonish and stimulate. This absurdity in the visual language plays with the expectations of the viewer, who thus enters into a dialogue with the art of Bastian Börsig.


Bastian Börsig

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