Jorden Boulet (°1990, Hasselt) lives and works in Belgium. Although his work can differ visually depending on time, space and context, there is coherence through the constant reference to the idea of paradise. White beaches, palm trees and a beautiful setting sun: these are (cliché) images that evoke an atmosphere of joy, happiness and perfection. Boulet is fascinated by the way this visual culture is used in our society. Kitsch, decadence or deceit are never far away. His work is full of contradictions: idyllic dream images with a melancholic connotation. The contradiction can also literally be found in his extreme use of colour, a consequence of his own colour blindness.

Published on

20 July 2021