Michel de Broin

Michel de Broin, Warming, installation view, 2005, wood, plastic, light and paint, 52 x 52 x 56 cm Michel de Broin, Warming, installation view, 2005, wood, plastic, light and paint, 52 x 52 x 56 cm

Born in Montreal, 1970. Lives and works in Berlin.

Canadian artist MICHEL DE BROIN (1970) invents absurd physical procedures that replace the actual ones, thereby humorously drawing our attention sideways of the mundane and how it’s perceived. The notion of Entropie, which de Broin interprets as the reversal of the growth, is crucial in this context. For the show DE BROIN presents the refrigerator-like object “Warming”: the mysterious insight - light is floating through the half-open door - remains invisible, leaving it all up to the spectator’s imagination.

(Valeria Schulte-Fischedick, Shin il Kim, Seeing the invisible, exhibition cat., 2006, Riccardo Crespi Gallery, Milan)