The method and material of Jo De Smedt’s work is the interpretation of being free in all aspects. The ironic and anarchist view of society’s trends and banality are some of the ingredients he uses to undermine the system. His compositions and actions with both graphite and saltpetre are razor-sharp and absurd. They indicate the authenticity of the artist and translator of the surreal society. The blackness occasionally becomes crappy, but usually leads to the essence. Getting rid of the embellishment exposes the core. The traces and scratches are the indicators of the depth of the works. A fusion of noise and chaos aka grindcore poetry.
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