Sunday, June 20, 2010
Matthijs Bosman's work is usually the type of art that you have to be there to even get it, because the photos of most of the work make you want to be in that event, but the photo often leave you confused. However, Blank Barricade is one art piece that is easier to understand through a photograph, but you still wish you were there seeing the work. I think most protest art is not open to other interpretations and so those images are not really functioning as art, but as political propaganda. Bosman took that political art and the history of protest and wiped out the particular issue and leases us with a beautifully sublime bottom down democratic moment in any time and any place. This art crosses over into politics, without becoming a stooge of a particular point of view. This is political art at its best. See Galerie West for more work.