Kasper Bosmans – kathmandu triennale

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Kasper Bosmans is fascinated by the origin of forms, meanings and symbols. His participation in the Kathmandu Triennale made him explore formal similarities between the traditional handcrafts and arts of Patan and other parts of the world. In collaboration with local craftsmen the artist has made a mysterious object in copper. On the other hand, large cooking pots are arranged in a row as if they were ritual objects. The pots have been decorated with a few precious stones. With each work the artist makes a legend, a small size cryptic painting which includes all the references and elements which are presented.

 

Biography

Kasper Bosmans is a Belgian artist who was born in 1990. Kasper Bosmans has had numerous gallery and museum exhibitions, including at the Gladstone Gallery, Brussels and at the Marc Foxx Gallery. There have been many articles about Kasper Bosmans, including 'Kasper Bosmans: Motif (Oil and Silver) at Marc Foxx' written by Calder Yates for Daily Serving in 2016.

The artistic practice of Kasper Bosmans knows many forms, but is essentially based on the creation of esthetic objects without matter. For example during an exhibition in 2012 in Extra City Kunsthal Antwerpen, Kasper Bosmans released a snake. In his own words he said not with the goal to start up a discussion or relate to a certain subject, but just because it was a beautiful snake. In his studio he creates superficial paintings and drawings, departing from a grid. ‘The most of my paintings are illustrations without content’.

Kasper Bosmans is a laureathe at the Higher Institute of the Arts (HISK, Ghent) and graduated with a master at the Royal Academy of Antwerp. Kasper Bosmans was invited for the following group exhibitions: Summary; fox, milk, smoke, Kasper Bosmans, Galerie Tatjana Pieters, Ghent, 2014; Kasper Bosmans & Philippe Van Snick, Nightshop, with Gallery Tatjana Pieters, Knokke, 2013. His work was also shown in the following group exhibitions: A Whitsun Wedding, Episode 2, Gallery EL, Welle, 2014; 21° eeuw buiten!, KASKA, Antwerp, 2013; New Ways to Work, Extra City Kunsthal Antwerpen, 2012; The Company of Humour, Lokaal 01, Breda, 2011.