First solo show in Belgium and second with Kalkman Gallery
After his 2019 solo show “All Rules Are Made Up”, Bortusk Leer took over the gallery in Antwerp with his show “Stay Fuckin Positive”. Packed with vibrant colour and cheeky humour, Kalkman Gallery exhibited a collection by Bortusk Leer from Nov 12 – Dec 31, 2022. The exhibition was a jubilee event to celebrate the 1st anniversary of the gallery in Antwerp.
About Bortusk Leer
Bortusk Leer is a British artist based in Amsterdam. Fed up with people being angry, disappointed, sad and disillusioned with life, Leer sees it as his duty to brighten up the world and spread some happiness. Over a decade Bortusk has developed a signature voice and style, creating manic, euphoric creatures (his monsters) plus other lively abstract pieces, videos, TV shows and numerous psychedelic assemblages of Neo-Pop-Art-Brut.
Fascinated by the Cobra-movement, inspired by futuristic heroes and influenced by all the children of the world, Leer became the founder and leader of Art Comedy. He’s still the only member though as far as we know. His aim is not only to create as much art as he possibly can, but also to put a smile on everyone’s face and spread some positive emotions whilst doing so.
Living as we do now in a world of division, suspicion and distress, Bortusk looks beyond this. Some say his mission is naive while others bless him for it. Leer himself does not fear naivety, he fears cynicism. Loudly and gamesomely Leer attempts to question our mental, social and political barriers. He tries to disrupt our fears and our expectations. Finally, his effervescent work challenges the inner child in us all to come out and play.