Kasper De Vos presents his first Dutch solo exhibition

A rolling stone gathers no moss

In his first Dutch solo exhibition A rolling stone gathers no moss, Kasper De Vos (1988) presents an exceptionally developed sculptural oeuvre in the Flemish cultural house De Brakke Grond. Working from his studio in Ghent and inspired by traditional sculptors such as Brancusi and the work of the Dadaists, Kasper creates seemingly simple yet intellectually complex assemblies.

His sculptures radiate a provocative individuality: they invite you to take a closer look, make connections and let go of existing material conventions. Used, leftover materials lose their traditional function and a new colourful reality unfolds.

A rolling stone gathers no moss

 

Kasper combines new and found materials. He transforms form and function. Objects acquire new meaning while the artist examines the influence of colour, rhythm and volume of material. The delicate positioning and layering of materials suggest an engagement that invites you to further explore his ever-moving creations and experience them anew with each viewing.

Kasper’s work is an extension of a tradition in sculpture in which he challenges the figurative modus operandi. Large buildings, such as churches and monuments, are an important source for his work: an inspirational foundation, which flows seamlessly into a desire to scale down their physical reality. We discern his reference to their monumentality, while there is no direct connection between existing buildings and the sculptural works. On the one hand, his new work exposes those contradictory proportions, on the other hand the work emphasises the quality and the originality of his creations.

Food is life

Food is also a recurring theme in Kasper’s. The artist describes his fascination as follows: ‘Food is nature, food is life, cooking is culture, culture becomes industrial, food becomes industrial, industry becomes culture, nature disappears but food survives.’ He examines the traditional Belgian food culture in a disarming way: Kasper elevates the traditional Belgian deep fryer into a romantic setting sun in the video work Belgium Sunset (2017) and for Cerameat Lover (2016) he turns the meatball into an object carefully placed upon a soft surface.

Exposition

The opening of the exhibition will take place between 12pm en 2pm.

A rolling stone gathers no moss runs from Monday 9th of April until Sunday 3rd of June.

Mon - Fri /// 10am - 6pm

Sa - Sun /// 1pm - 6pm

The exhibition is curated by Fleur van Muiswinkel. Special thanks to Mondriaan Fonds.