Lunar Tango: No. 1 Lunar Tango: No. 3 Moondance Mural: No. 1 Moondance Mural: No. 1 Moon’s Ghost: No. 1 Moon’s Ghost: No. 2 Moon’s Ghost: No. 3 Exploding Stars and Gloop Masses Moon’s Ghost: No. 4 (revisited) Exploding Stars: Blood Moon No. 1 Exploding Stars: Obsidian Skies: No. 1 Exploding Stars: Obsidian Skies and Liminite Flash Exploding Stars and Red Dwarfs Exploding Stars with Cadmium Waves Exploding Stars with Naples Yellow Exploding Stars: Cerulean, Cobalt, Chromorange Lunar Tango: No. 2

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2017 Moon’s Ghost

EXHIBITION: Dominik Mersch Gallery 17 August – 16 September 2017. I am fascinated by the nature of time and how it governs our lives and the universe we live in. In the natural world the passage of time is predominantly characterised by the existence of cycles and repetition where one phase or stage of a …

2016 Memory & Symbol: 20 Year Survey

Newcastle Art Gallery

EXHIBITION: 20 year Survey Exhibition, Newcastle Art Gallery 2016 Borgelt’s lexicon is a plethora of materials, symbols and motifs that speak a secret code: a literal and metaphorical portal to another world and consciousness. They evoke primordial notions of human evolution from a cellular level and more grandiose notions of the expansion of the universe …

2019 Morpheus, Zaha Hadid Morpheus Hotel, Macau


Commissioned in March 2018 Marion Borgelt has completed designs for 52 lift lobbies of the spectacular Morpheus Hotel whose pioneering steel ‘wrapping’ provides the structural exoskeleton of this architecturally impressive building by Zaha Hadid Architects. Based on 3 series of her paintings—Mirror Strobe Suite, Bloodlight Star and Lunar Tango—Marion Borgelt has designed images for large …

Macrocosmos Paintings

Planet earth is surrounded by the most theatrical of backdrops—a magical display of infinitude in whose darkness the lights of dying stars reach us millions of light years from their original source. Such drama of exploding stars and gaseous infernos eventually fades and expires, finally morphing into something else, somewhere else.

Artists and philosophers alike have taken inspiration from the magnitude of the heavens and the esoteric nature of time and here in Exploding Stars Series we see some tiny threads of their influence in the intensity of colors, the layered darkened backgrounds and the evolving, shifting forms and shapes. The cosmos is an alluring, beckoning subject.

–  Artist Statement

Inspired by the artist’s recollection of a song by Van Morrison – a meld between jazz and rock­– the large tableau Moondance and Lunar Tango Series extend the artist’s preoccupation with the light, effects and mood of a lunar mise en scène. Shapes float and dance in an eerie, evening twilight.

– Karen Woodbury Gallery