MISHKA BOROWSKI
SPARKLEHORSE SMOG
11 – 28 NOV 2009

MISHKA BOROWSKI
Dreamt I had a daughter magnificent as a horse 2009
oil on canvas
51 × 40 cm

MISHKA BOROWSKI
I flipped my forelock I twitched my wither 2009
oil on canvas
51 × 40 cm

MISHKA BOROWSKI
You're a wild horse on a collision course with the sun 2009
oil on canvas
91 × 60 cm

MISHKA BOROWSKI
Horse laughter is dragging pianos into the ocean 2009
oil on canvas
30 × 35 cm

MISHKA BOROWSKI
The Carney left behind a horse all skin and bone that they named Sorrow 2009
oil on canvas
30 × 35 cm


Mishka Borowski renders domestic moments of ‘still life’ as spiritual epiphanies. In one series, toys (for example, My Little Ponies) are arranged in a significant order by the complex logic of children. Huge plastic eyes gaze vacantly across at us. Streams of light are refracted by the acrylic manes of the ponies and rest upon their lolly pink surfaces enlivening these otherwise static objects. Borowski also captures the residue of more adult moments: crumbling vintage cheese and half drunken bottles of fine wine, glistening in the Parisan daylight, while their consumers presumably make hay while the sun shines.