In his practice, Kasper Bosmans (b. Lommel, Belgium; 1990) associates socio-political themes and different historical-cultural contexts in forms which draw on heraldry, folkloristic symbolism, the tradition of the ready-made, and the history of decoration. Combined in a completely subjective way, these elements merge into works that narrate new mythologies, in an attempt to find new ways of communicating knowledge. Anecdotes from different times and places are translated into paintings, installations, and elegantly witty, sometimes ironic objects.
For Project Room #13 the artist has designed an intricate intervention in which the elements of his lexicon are deployed to address strictly contemporary issues such as the breaking apart of natural ecosystems and the physical limitations imposed by the pandemic. The group of works triggers a dimension of flânerie that is anything but disengaged, in which the viewer encounters references to political consciousness in forms that take their cue from a radical approach to folk art, between concept and history of materials.