Putty Knife Bite
Wood and metal with handmade felt-pen drawing in a cardboard box
23 × 6 × 3 cm
Edition of 15 copies, signed and numbered by the artist
about this work
The crocodile depicted threatens to bite your hand when holding the putty knife. It can be read as a hommage to the P/////AKT program which, according to Kasper Bosmans “thoughtfully brings together sculptural practices and conceptual poetry.” Each crocodile was individually drawn by the artist and might be slightly different. The edition is accompanied by a bespoke box that includes a signed and numbered certificate of authenticity.
about Kasper Bosmans
Kasper Bosmans dives deeply into the rich cultural history of materials, objects, traditions and customs. The references in his work betray a broad spectrum of sources, from folkloristic stories and cultural practices to historic research on painterly techniques or botanical cross-breeding. He continuously expands on his interests, subjecting them to careful scrutiny.
Legends is a series in which this affluence of references is clearly visible. The title refers to both a story of the past, as well as a brief explanatory text. By combining a multitude of references and compiling the different elements from his field of study into a new visual narrative, Kasper Bosmans creates a highly poetic visual mythology opening up the possible meanings all individual elements might have.more...