Alain BORNAIN

Alain BORNAIN (1965)

Born in 1965 in Genappe (Belgium)

Alain Bornain, a renowned artist, is involved in a multidisciplinary and pictorial practice around the questions of image and language. His main artistic concerns are temporality, memory, disappearance and existence.

His gestural painting is an abstract expressionism. Memory is grafted onto it. Traces of the past, fragments of photographs, words, images of life, are the sign of an increased reflection on his favourite themes. Alain Bornain particularly likes to materialise the inevitable passing of time through his work.

His innovative and unclassifiable work goes against the grain of the dominant aesthetic of the time, claiming a great formal freedom that is expressed through a plurality of media - painting, sculpture, video, installation, environment, performance.
His works are distinguished by a preponderant use of the possibilities of erasure, covering, obliteration, serialization... which aim to lead to an aesthetic of dissimulation, even disappearance.
The field of signs, of writing, has a determining place in his work. The recurrent use of words borrowed from the aesthetic vocabulary: Image, idea, æsthetica, painting... but also DNA codes (A-C-G-T), chromosomal codes (X-Y) or the numbers of time (12:25...), are all materials that allow him to convey notions dear to his work. A way of reminding us of the fragility and ephemeral nature of things, insisting on the notions of memory and the passing of time.

SELECTED WORK

BlackBoard 20/21

130 x 235 cm

huile sur toile

2020

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Focus 19/37

150 x 140 cm

huile sur toile

2019

€ 10.000,00

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Focus 19/38

100 x 100 cm

huile sur toile

2019

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Focus 20/23

120 x 150 cm

huile sur toile

2021

€ 9.000,00

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GreenBoard 20/03

140 x 200 cm

huile sur toile

2020

€ 10.000,00

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Focus 21/01

128 x 200 cm

huile sur toile

2021

€ 10.000,00

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BlackBoard 00/032

125 x 235 cm

huile sur toile

2000

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BlackBoard

198 x 140 cm

huile sur toile

2002

€ 10.000,00

BlackBoard

55 x 73 cm

huile sur papier

2004

€ 2.500,00

BlackBoard

235 x 137 cm

huile sur toile

2010

€ 11.000,00

Bio-graphie

120 x 160 cm

Tiraphe photo marouflé sur dibond Ed 3

2006

€ 5.000,00

Ecographie Bio-graphie

120 x 160 cm

Tiraphe photo marouflé sur dibond Ed 3

2006

€ 5.000,00

Génétic

55 x 73 cm

sérigraphie sur papier

2005

€ 2.500,00

Pyramid

198 x 120 cm

huile sur toile

2007

€ 10.000,00

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