A rolling stone gathers no moss – Kasper De Vos

De Brakke Grond
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. Used, leftover materials lose their traditional function and a new colourful reality unfolds.

 

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.

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.

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.

The exhibition A rolling stone gathers no moss is on show until Sunday June 3d in Vlaams Cultuurhuis De Brakke Grond.

Video credits

  • Camera: John Treffer
  • Direction & edit: Taatske Pieterson
  • Design: Vruchtvlees, Tim Peters
  • Commissioned by Vlaams Cultuurhuis de Brakke Grond, © 2018
  • With special thanks to Mondriaanfonds
  • Image: Kasper De Vos, Cerameat Lover, 2016, courtesy of the artist
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